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New Era Newspaper Monday July 17, 2017

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6 NEWS Monday, July 17 2017 | NEW ERA uman trafficking charges esurface to haunt Karibo Nuusita Ashipala Oshakati Nigerian-born Benson Mwahiri Karibo, known as ‘Igwe’, could still be convicted of human trafficking and attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice, as well as bribery after the Oshakati High Court granted the State leave to appeal his acquittal on Friday. Karibo was acquitted on the charges at Oshakati Regional Court on July 14, 2014. At the time of his acquittal, Karibo had been on bail of N,000, which he was granted in November 19, 2010 after he was arrested on June 1 that same year. Although the court agreed there were flaws in the testimonies of different state witnesses during the trial, Judge Herman January said another court might arrive at a different conclusion. “There are indeed flaws in the State’s case. This court, however, finds that despite that another court may come to a different conclusion and there are reasonable prospects for success on appeal evaluating the evidence as a whole,” Judge January said. The court at the time found that there was not sufficient evidence on the charges he faced, thus acquitted him on corruptly offering to bribe to then Informanté journalists Patience Nyangove and Max Hamata not publish reports on the smuggling of migrants in the weekly newspaper. He attempted to bribe them with N0 and a bottle of wine in the first instance at his home, the court heard. In the second instance, reportedly Karibo stepped into an undercover trap arranged by the police, when he gave Nyangove Kentucky Fried Chicken, N0 and US0, which led to his arrest. According to court records, the two officers who participated in the undercover operation did not witness the handing over of money, but were in the vicinity of the car in which Karibo and the journalist transacted. He was also acquitted of smuggling or intentionally participating in smuggling migrants into Namibia. Karibo is said to have smuggled Nigerian national John Okenna, enabling him to remain unlawfully in Namibia, in return for Karibo benefiting financially or materially. He was further acquitted of attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice by interfering with state witnesses. Whilst he was in custody Karibo is said to have telephonically requested Petrus Mogotsie Ambrosius and Ephraim Ndingi Chaka to delete received cellphone numbers and to inform other potential witnesses. He further also informed state witnesses that the police were on the trail to investigate the arrangements of transporting foreign nationals from Wenela border post to Oshikango. Upon arrival in Oshikango, Karibo is said to have facilitated accommodation for the migrants and provided them with food. In his defence, Karibo confirmed knowing John Okena, but denied arranging for accommodation or transport. He testified that allegations of human smuggling were fabricated by one Arina, who once accommodated Okena in Windhoek, who at the time had financial problems and could not return to Nigeria. According to a story published by the weekly Informanté at the time, Karibo also faced a case of bigamy, which was out thrown when his marriage to Martha Ndafohamba was annulled. Karibo married Ndafohamba in August 22, 2002 and one year later wedded Elly Kashuna at Gobabis in December 11, 2003, whilst still married to Ndafohamba. Melvin Nyambe of Shikongo Law Chambers represented Karibo. Adv Ruben Shileka appeared for the State. Omusati, Eenhana agrioffices without power Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva The rural and water supply division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MWAF) in Omusati and Ohangwena regions has been operating without power for months due to non-payment. New Era understands the Outapi office has been without power for at least a year now, while Eenhana has been without power since February. Since the power was cut at both offices, officials at Eenhana have been forced to operate in the dark and to use their own resources, including their own airtime to perform work duties. “Now the clients also call us on our cellphones, because our telephone lines have been nonfunctional since then,” said an official at one of the offices. An official at Omusati said the staff at the directorate of rural water supply was only able to make calls, receive and send emails from other sister offices of the Ministry of Agriculture at the town. “When they have things they want to do requiring electricity they usually go to the ministry’s other offices,” they said. MAWF spokesperson Constance Mwilima could not confirm or deny the state of affairs at the two offices, because reports of the problem had not reached her office. “I do not know what the problem is; why the electricity has been off for that period, or whether it is true it has been off for that period,” she said. “But you know, we are going through an economic challenge. Things are taking long to be paid. There are also people whose travel allowances have not been paid, but it does not mean that it will not be paid.” Mwilima said it was however unusual that a ministerial electricity bill had not been paid for so long. Mwilima said the ministry paid cellphone allowances to some members of staff in the regions and encouraged officials to coordinate and assist their sister offices during these challenging times. “It may be challenging to move from one office to the other, but [lack of] electricity cannot prevent one from working because most of the colleagues in the region are field officials.” Monday, 17 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Old Mutual Life 09:30-15:30 Swakopmund Town (Ferdinand Stich Str 4) 13:00-18:00 ____________________________ Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Walvis Bay NAMBTS (Behind Welwitschia Medi-park) 13:00-18:00 ____________________________ Wednesday, 19 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Outjo Town (Mathys Greeff Old Age Home) 11:00-18:00 Emergency Management Training & Specialist Services 09:00-14:30 Ramos Realtors Namibia (Swakopmund) 09:00-16:00 ____________________________ Thursday, 20 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-18:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Otjiwarongo Town (NG Church Hall) 11:00-18:00 NIMT Arandis (Building & Trade) 09:00-16:00 ____________________________ Friday, 21 July 2017 Centre Tal Street 07:00-16:00 United House Centre 08:30-16:00 Motovac (Lafrenz) 09:00-14:30 Manica Group (Walvis Bay) 09:00-13:00 ____________________________

Monday, July 17 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERT 7 Courses on Offer WelCome to ConfuCius institute at unam Registration: Chinese Proficiency Courses Mandarin course offered by Confucius Institute at UNAM has become a credit bearing course under the UNAM academic system from 2015. Applicants who are not UNAM students are also encouraged to take the course either in the morning or in the evening for non-degree purposes. Registration Semester 2: Registration dates: 12 - 21 July 2017 Registration time: 09:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 - 17:00 Course starts on: 17 July 2017 VACANCY NAMIBIA TOURISM BOARD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMMITTED TO PROMOTE NAMIBIA IS A SOUGHT AFTER TOURISM DESTINATION BY REGULATING THE TOURISM INDUSTRY AND FACILITATING SKILLS CAPACITY BUILDING. Suitably qualified applicants are invited to apply for the following positions: 1. Position: Manager: Human Capital and Employee Wellness. (Five Year, Fix Term Employment Contract) Job Grade: D 5 - BAND Duty Station: Windhoek Remuneration: Remuneration package is based on a salary structure that takes into account market trends and dictates which (salary structure) is approved by NTB ‘s Board of Directors and in line with the State -Owned Enterprises Governance Council Directive on remuneration. Duration 6 hours per week, 13 - 14 weeks per semester. Courses on Offer • Basic Mandarin Chinese Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3 / Level 4 • Bank Training Course PURPOSE OF THE JOB • Provide strategic direction within NTB in terms of HR, Employee Wellness and Operational Activities • Ensure that HR Management, HR development, Employee wellness and Administration policies, systems and procedures are efficiently and effectively implemented Students who complete the course successfully will be awarded certificates as follows: Certificate Test HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) and Levels Courses HSK Vocabularies CEF* Duration/hours BMC 1 HSK Level 1 150 A1 84 BMC 2 HSK Level 2 300 A2 168 BMC 3 HSK Level 3 600 B1 252 BMC 4 HSK Level 4 1200 B2 336 BMC: Basic Mandarin Chinese, CEF: The Common European Framework Registration fee UNAM students is N$ 500 per semester Non-UNAM students N$ 750 per semester Tuition is free Registration: Mandarin Chinese for the Bankers/Banking Officials Duration and pricing Packages Durations Total hours Price Package1 8 hours /per week, 4 weeks 32 N60 Package 2 8 hours/ per week, 8 weeks 64 N00 Package 3 8 hours/per week, 12 weeks 96 N00 How to apply: • Certified copy of student card if you are a UNAM Student or your ID. • Complete an application form in the office N111 or N107 at the Main Campus. For more information, please contact: Tel: +264 (0) 61 206 3193 or E-mail:, KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS • HR Management & Development Strategy, Policy, Systems and Procedures • Employee Wellness • Administration including Payroll. QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE 1) The incumbent should possess a Bachelor’s Degree or similar qualification preferably in Human Resources, Humanities, Industrial Psychology or Industrial Relations. 2) A Honours Degree will serve as a distinct advantage. 3) Excellent knowledge of MIS/NAVISION and payroll systems 4) Ability to measure and audit Human Resources impact for institutions 5) Proven track record of HR and Financial Management expertise 6) Strong negotiation and Conflict Resolution skills 7) Ability to provide HR strategic direction at management level 8) 5 years relevant experience of which at least 2 years is at middle management level. CORE SKILLS • Organisational Development Interventions • Human Resources Development • Training & Development • Strategic HR issues • Time management skills • Excellent communication skills • Adaptable and open to change • Commercial aptitude, accurate and attention to detail • Self -motivated, and a good team player • Good analytical and reporting skills • Strong interpersonal skills, creative and able to mix with people across all levels • Conflict resolution skills • Full and clean driving license 2. Tourism Inspector, Job Grade, C 3. Duty Station: Windhoek PURPOSE OF THE JOB To provide effective and efficient regulatory and advisory function of all minimum requirements needed for registration at the NTB. Responsible for ensuring that a highly effective and efficient quality grading service is provided for the industry based on consumer expectations and needs. MAIN OUTPUTS OF THE JOB 1. Ensure Quality Assurance 2. Manage relationships with customer base 3. Advisory role 4. Conduct Investigations 5. Reporting duties 6. Assessment and grading Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications and Experience • A 3 - Year Diploma/Degree in Hospitality, Tourism or Finance, Accounting, and or Auditing, police or legal studies. Professional Experience Requirements: • At least five (5) years work experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and experience in law enforcement activities will be an added advantage. • Valid driver’s licence is a necessity. Training Requirements: Familiarisation with Namibia and its tourism product. Excellent knowledge of the Namibian legal system. Application to be submitted to Namibia Tourism Board, Department Corporate Services on or before 24 July 2017. Applications can either be submitted by hand to Namibia Tourism Board, Corner Sam Nujoma and Haddy Street, Windhoek West or electronically to For enquiries, please contact Mr. B. Nakuta @ Tel: 06102906071 on the HR position or Mr. B. Mbidzo for the Tourism Inspector position @ 2906008.

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