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New Era Newspaper Monday October 02, 2017

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4 NEWS Monday, October 02 2017 | NEW ERA esounding success for Omuthiya youth expo Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya Hundreds of people flocked to Omuthiya over the weekend to attend the Omuthiya Youth Expo that was conceived barely three months ago by a youth group advocating economic inclusion of the unemployed and stimulation of growth among youth entrepreneurs. The expo, which ended yesterday, was brought to reality with funding to the tune of N,000 from the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service. The sponsorship was handed to the Omuthiya Youth Parliament (OYP), which organized the event. The head of the youth ministry applauded the youth for having organized a successful youth expo instead of relying on donors. youth for the job well done which saw the success of this event. Their only funding was N,000, and Gratitude… The Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Swapo coordinator Armas Amukwiyu, who was one of the sponsors, while the head of the youth centre, Albanus Iipinge, and CEO of Omuthiya, Samuel Mbango, look on. Photo: Obrein Simasiku they only used N,000. Therefore, this is a clear indication it is really a commendable gesture to host an event of such magnitude with little to “The main objective of this expo is to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of the town, region and nation at large. To create a platform to unite and harmonise young people, and provide them with opportunities to come together and showcase their potential, and exhibit their products and talents,” explained the Minister of Youth, Sport and National Service, of the expo on Friday. Ekandjo reminded exhibitors they are the economic development asset of the town and the entire country at large. “Entrepreneurship development enables a country to grow its economy by supporting local entrepreneurs. Equipping entrepreneurs with the necessary opportunities such as this event is a method of ensuring further entrepreneurial opportunities on for not only the business owner, but also suppliers, customers and the community,” encouraged Ekandjo. Meanwhile, the chairperson of OYP, David Uusiku, stressed that their proactive stance in organizing this event supports the notion that youths are the leaders of tomorrow. “We are motivated by this, but in our own way we decided we start leading now so that when tomorrow already,” said Uusiku. Uusiku however made it categorically clear that the OYP is a forward to using the funds generated from the expo for charity purposes, such as assisting the needy. He added that it should also not be politicized, i.e. be used as a political tool. “We want to acquire a piece of land in town or outside where we can set up a garden where we can generate produce and assist others who are in need, in the same light creating employment,” said Uusiku, also announcing the expo would become an annual event. The mayor of the town, Toivo Nghilalulwa, availed himself to assist anywhere he can when it comes to youth matters, while reminding that youth senior members of society are ageing and becoming physically inactive, hence the youth serve as the backbone of the future. “Youth need proper education and guidance from elders – hence it’s important for the youth to respect and listen to their advice and wisdom that the elders instil in them as they are more experienced and knowledgeable,” advised Nghilalulwa. 300 agonise over retrenchment packages John Muyamba Rundu Over 300 former Namibia Road Products (NRP) employees are still waiting for their retrenchment packages after the company went into liquidation two years ago. According to some former employees, the company assured them they will receive retrenchment packages but since 2015 August they have not received the severance packages. Some 400 of these workers received their retrenchment packages last year and this year more than 30 retrenched workers got their packages but in total those who still need to be paid are 300. “We spoke to the responsible lawyer at Executrust Namibia with the name ‘Van Straten’, on the phone several times, and he said he will get back to me and he never does. But we have clients who came to seek assistance from positive answer, as the secretary always says he is not available, he is busy at court,” said Kangwali Shipapo from Trans Community Development Society of Namibia (TCDSN) when approached by the retrenchees for assistance. TCDSN is an organisation that deals with community develop- also assists workers to recognise their rights. “Executrust Namibia is the company which was given the mandate to auction all the NRP properties and equipment to pay workers’ retrenchment packages,” Shipapo added. “These two men who came to been waiting and they have also tried communicating with the company but with no success, and every time they are being told that their claims still have to be sent to the master of credit at the High Court for processing and so forth, concern – one cannot wait for three years to get your retrenchment,” Shipapo added. Shipapo has noticed that the retrenchees have been giving the company their contact details for it to give them feedback but nothing has happened so far. “We have given them all the necessary documents and details but they are still not giving us our deserved packages. They must pay us our money so that we leave them alone,” said one retrenched worker, Mathews Kambinda. According to information availed to this reporter Executrust Namibia is the executor appointed to liquidate and auction all the NRP properties to get money to pay retrenchment packages to workers. Trucks and other equipment have been auctioned and sold already. New Era called the company and was told to send its queries to two secretaries but had not received an answer in the past two weeks despite follow-up calls. PUBLIC INVITATION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED ORWETOVENI EXTENSION 12 TOWNSHIP ESTABLISHMENT, OTJIWARONGO Notice is hereby given to all Interested and Affected Parties (I & APs) that an application will be made to the Environmental Commissioner in terms of Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and its Regulations (2012) for the following intended activity. Project Name: Orwetoveni EXT 12 Township Establishment, Otjiwarongo. Project Location: Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region The project area is located south-east of the existing Otjiwarongo CBD, adjacent to the existing Orwetoveni EXT6 township.. Project Description: The project will comprise out of the following: Orwetoveni EXT 12 Township Establishment, on consolidate portion X, comprising of 342 Erven. The project will also involve the provision associated bulk services and roads. Proponent: UNISTRAT PROPERTIES INVESTMENTS Environmental Consultant: Matrix Consulting Services Public Meeting Date: Monday 16 October 2017 Venue: Orwetoveni Swanevelder Community Hall (Dr. Libertine Amadhila Street), Orwetoveni, Otjiwarongo Time: 14h00 Matrix Consulting Services has been appointed by Unistrat Properties Investments to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed development. All Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are encouraged to register and raise concerns or provide comments and opinions. All Interested and Affected Parties will be provided with a Background Information Document (BID) comprising detailed information for the intended. Should you wish to register as I&AP and receive a BID, please contact the Matrix Contact: Mr. C. AILONGA, Tel: (+264-61) 224197; Fax: (+264-61) 212165; E-Mail: environment@matrixconsultingcc.com DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS IS 23 October 2017. PUBLIC INVITATION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A NEW FUEL RETAIL FACILITY IN GOBABIS, OMAHEKE REGION Notice is hereby given to all Interested and Affected Parties (I & APs) that an application will be made to the Environmental Commissioner in terms of Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and its Regulations (2012) for the following intended activity. Project Name: Project Location: Weighbridge Truck Port Fuel Retail Facility Plot no. 114, Portion 109 of Gobabis Townlands, in Gobabis (Intersection of B6 and C22 roads) Project Description: The proposed development will consist of of the following activity: Construction of a Truck Port fuel retail facility, with associated convenience shop and restaurant. Proponent: Environmental Consultant: Weighbridge Service Station (Pty) Ltd Matrix Consulting Services All I&APs are encouraged to register and raise concerns or provide comments and opinions. All I&APs will be provided with a Background Information Document (BID) comprising detailed information for the intended. A public meeting about the development will be held at: Venue: Plot no. 114, Portion 109 of Gobabis Townlands, in Gobabis (at project location) Date: 17 October 2017 Time: from 10H00 to 12H00 Should you wish to register as an I&AP and receive a BID, please contact Mr. M. Shippiki Tel: (+264-61) 224197, Fax: (+264-61) 212165 E-Mail: environment@matrixconsultingcc.com DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS IS 23 OCTOBER 2017

Monday, October 02 2017| NEW ERA NEWS 5 Namport broadens trade routes In port… The large container vessel, Cosco Kawasaki, that docked on Saturday morning at Walvis Bay harbour. Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay Namibia’s port authority, Namport, has broadened its trade routes by attracting new shipping lines.Namport on Saturday morning welcomed the 260-metre container vessel, Cosco Kawasaki, at the port. The vessel can carry 4,253 twenty-feet containers and sails under by Samsung. The huge container vessel is expected to make regular calls at Walvis Bay following a joint shipping which operates in the shipping and container manufacturing industry, and Cosco Shipping. According to manuel !Hanabeb, the arrival of the new shipping line signals new business opportunities through Walvis Bay harbour, while it at the same time cements Namport’s dedication to make Namport the port of choice and SADC’s gateway to the world, economic situation. 1585 BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH SYMPHONY DIDN’T TAKE 32 MINUTES IT TOOK 4 YEARS Ludwig van Beethoven’s genius wasn’t effortless. His Fifth Symphony started out as rather elementary musical sketches. Honing and polishing his work, Beethoven spent countless hours developing the sketches, scratching up and altering a single page as many as twenty times. Four years later, he had produced one of the greatest symphonies ever written. At Allan Gray, we value this kind of commitment. It’s the same philosophy we apply to investing and it has worked well for our clients for 43 years. Call Allan Gray on (061) 22 11 03 or your financial adviser, or visit www.allangray.com.na

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