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New Era Newspaper Monday January 29, 2018

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4 NEWS Monday, January 29 2018 | NEW ERA Goodbye... the nation bids farewell to Nghidinwa Former member of Cabinet, Rosalia Nghidinwa who was accorded a state funeral, was laid to rest on Saturday in Nkurenkuru at the ELCIN Church graveyard next to her late husband Sam Nghidinwa who died nine years ago. Nghidinwa died two weeks ago in a Windhoek hospital at the age of 65. Bereaved… The late Rosalia Nghidinwa’s sons, Nathanael Metumo, Elao Ferdinand, Maxwell Nghidinwa and Setson Natangwe Nghidinwa at the funeral. Saying goodbye … Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila lays a wreath on the grave of the late Rosalia Nghidinwa. VACANCY Bidding farewell …The president of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) and leader of official opposition party in Parliament McHenry Venaani pays his respects. Honoured ….The chief (Fumu) of the Hambukushu Traditional Authority Erwin Mbambo, the chief (Hompa) of the Ukwangali Traditional Authority Eugene Siwombe and the chief (Hompa) of Mbunza Traditional Authority Alfons Kaundu also came to pay their last respects. The Napotel Medical Aid Fund established in terms of the Medical Aid Act no.23 of 1995, is a restricted fund providing medical aid benefits to participating employees of NPTH, Telecom and Nampost. If you are interested in a challenging career, an exciting opportunity exist for the filling of the following position in Windhoek: POSITION: PRINCIPAL OFFICER KEY PURPOSE The successful candidate will manage the day to day operations and governance of the Fund according to the Laws relevant to the Medical Aid in Namibia, Napotel Fund Rules, Napotel Policies and Board of Trustees instructions/decisions. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Ensuring that the business of the fund is conducted prudently by: 1. Ensuring that the Fund of the Rules comply with the applicable legislation; 2. Provide guidance in respect of Governance, Risk and Legal Services to the Fund; 3. Manage the Fund Strategic and Risk Objectives and Formulation of Funds Policies as approved by the Board of Trustees; 4. Manage and Monitoring of the Performance of the Funds Investments in alignment with the policies; 5. Manage the Submission and Approval of Funds Annual Financial Statements, Actuarial Reports, Benefit Review Reports and related Medical Aid Reports; 6. Maintain, build strong relations and establish formal communication channels with the stakeholders; 7. Manage member complaints and reporting thereof to the Board of Trustees; 8. Manage and supervise the service level agreements of the service providers; 9. Attend all meetings and secretarial matters of the Fund and to all correspondence, notices and returns on behalf of the fund and the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee. 10. Facilitate and liaise on behalf of the Fund with the Registrar, NAMAF, BHF and any other Corporates with the interest in the Medical Aid Fund Industry; KEY REQUIREMENTS A three (3) tertiary qualification in Accounting & Finance coupled with at least three (3) years relevant experience as Principal Officer in a medical aid fund environment. In-depth knowledge of the Namibian Medical Aid Industry will be an advantage. KEY CHARACTERISTICS Highly Organized and disciplined with excellent communication and presentation skills and excellent EQ capabilities. Determined, self motivated, process and business oriented with excellent customer service delivery capabilities. Openminded, yet firm and persevering with conviction and abilities to build support for new ideas and innovations. Capability to translate complex concepts into practical operations with recommendations for implementation. Logical and analytical in problem-solving. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No documents will be returned Only Namibian citizens are encourage to apply. Interested candidates should submit their detailed CV’s (no hardcopies) via fax to email or email to: The Chairperson Ms Dolly Nashandih, Napotel Medical Aid Fund Fax to Email: +26488617380 Email : Closing Date: 09 February 2018 Paying homage… Hundreds of mourners at the funeral of the late Rosalia Nghidinwa. Members of the Namibia Defence Force acted as pallbearers. Photos by: John Muyamba Karasburg West councillor in ICU Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Karasburg West constituency councillor Paulus Efraim is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Lady Pohamba Private Hospital in Windhoek. Fellow councillor and chairperson of the //Kharas regional council Jan Scholtz confirmed to New Era that the veteran councillor was currently hospitalised. New Era understands that the councillor, who is also a Member of Parliament in the National Council, was admitted on Friday, after feeling unwell and has been in ICU since then. Speaking to New Era yesterday, Scholtz said the councillor was admitted for a blood pressure related illness, adding that although Efraim remains in ICU, his condition has improved and he is getting better by the day. “He is still in ICU but recovering well. I spoke to his wife today and she informed me that his condition is improving,” he said. The 69-year-old veteran politician is also a member of the management committee of the //Kharas regional council and has been a councillor since 1998.

Monday, January 29 2018 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 /TNM620 GET THE BEST SPECIALS FOR SHARING, CHATTING, TEXTING AND SURFING Photo: Obrein Simasiku On same page… From left are the Governor of Oshikoto Region Henock Kankoshi, Swapo regional coordinator Armas Amukwiyu, Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa, NHE’s board chairperson Sam Shivute, Mayor of Omuthiya Katrina Uusiku and CEO of NHE Gisbertus Mukulu at the cutting of the ribbon ceremony for the construction of 50 houses in Omuthiya. HE to construct 50 ouses in Omuthiya Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) will construct about 50 houses in Omuthiya’s Extension 5, in partnership with private contractors. Omuthiya is one of the towns that did not benefit from the first phase of the mass housing programme. On Friday the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, was guest of honour at the ground-breaking ceremony where she said construction of housing through public-private partnerships has proven successful in other towns across the country. “This is working because we, the central government, subnational government structures and the private sector, joined forces and are working together as a team, pulling in the same direction as our president is rallying us to do,” she said. “Today provides another opportunity to exhibit a collective sense of pride and happiness, as we forge ahead towards the realization of providing housing to many homeless Namibians. We have gathered here as an indication of our continuous commitment towards reducing the housing backlog in our country, as commanded by the Harambee Prosperity Plan, which requires us to deliver 20,000 houses over this period,” said Shaningwa. “As a government, we are delighted by the current growing desire from the private sector to partner with the government and its agencies, in addressing the numerous social and economic hardships faced by our citizens,” she said of NHE and its private partners. National library and archives to close doors temporarily Staff Reporter Windhoek Due to emergency plumbing repair work currently underway, the National Library and National Archives will be closing their doors temporarily to the public. According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the National Library and National Archives building has major structural problems, which were discovered during a feasibility study carried out in 2012. The emergency plumbing repair work commenced on January 8. “The ministry would like to apologize for any inconvenience that might have been caused by the closure and we would like to assure our stakeholders that we are working tirelessly to ensure that the National Library and National Archives doors are re-opened to the public soon,” explained Sanet Steenkamp, education ministry permanent secretary. The Ministry of Works and Transport over the years did repairs as problems occurred. Given the magnitude of the problem, the ministry has prioritized the renovation of the building as one of the urgent projects to be funded by the African Development Bank, according to the statement. The National Library of Namibia is the only public research institution mandated by the Namibia Library & Information Service Act, (Act No. 4 of 2000), to collect, preserve and promote access to its collection, nationally and internationally. Equally important, the National Archives of Namibia is the only government institution responsible for setting standards, inspecting records and making sure that all offices, ministries and stateowned enterprises follow proper record management as mandated by an act of parliament. The institutions preserve Namibian history and provide access to these records. They hold records dating from the 1800’s. The public are urged to make use of the Windhoek Public Library in Lüderitz Street, the ministry’s library at Government Office Park, the Greavwe Jl Matong Library and the Rössing Foundation Library in Khomasdal and Katutura. Photo: Nampa The National Library/National Archives building GET EXTRA 1GB DATA ONCE-OFF GET EXTRA 2GB DATA ONCE-OFF GET EXTRA 4GB DATA ONCE-OFF GET EXTRA 8GB DATA ONCE-OFF ONCE-OFF BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE! 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