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New Era Newspaper Thursday April 12, 2018

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4 NEWS Thursday, April 12 2018 | NEW ERA Corruption cancer is spreading – Ankama Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek While most government institutions received a reduction in their budgetary allocations, the Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) about N million, which represents a three percent increase over the N.1 million it received the previous year. This was revealed by Deputy Minister, Dr Samuel Ankama, in parliament on Tuesday. Motivating the ACC budget, Ankama said the country has en- against corruption. “The nation is inundated with reports of corruption at central, regional and local authority levels as well as in the private sector. Civil society organisations are also cited in corruption reports,” he said, adding that they are almost on a daily basis fed with media reports on corruption. “The cancer of corruption is developing and we must intensify According to Ankama, the country is at a critical point from where there is a need to introspect. Ankama “We are at a point from where we corruption, lest we fail,” he said. The deputy minister says from this critical point there is no option but to take corrective action. He said it is only when Namibia is corruption-free that the country will reap full dividends in terms of vices delivery and the enjoyment of economic fruits by all citizens. Ankama says corruption is an ancient evil and occurs in all societies. ruption, there is no need to reinvent the wheel. corruption can be found in ethical leadership, strong democratic institutions, an independent judiciary, a robust civil society and a free press,” he said. According to Ankama, the ACC budget allocation will be divided among three programmes, which are the investigation of corruption, corruption prevention, and coordination management and support. Investigation of Corruption will be allocated N.3 million, the will get N.6 million, while the ment and Support will be allocated N.5 million. With regard to investigative work, Ankama said towards the middle of March this year the ACC managed to deal with 325 cases referred to the prosecutor-general with a recommendation that prosecution be instituted. He said 31 cases, after preliminary investigations were conducted, in terms of section 3 (c) read with section 18 (3) of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2003, were referred to other institutions for further handling. Also, Ankama said, 20 cases, after investigations were conducted, were closed as the allegations were either unfounded or could not be substantiated.Ankama says with regard to other cases some are pending in court or are being subjected to further investigation. Independence has inspired inmates REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF WORKS AND TRANSPORT Tel. +264 (061) 2088725 Private Bag 13341 Fax: +264 (061) 2088736 WINDHOEK, Namibia INVITATIONS FOR NOMINATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE ENGINEERING COUNCIL OF NAMIBIA, IN TERMS OF THE ENGINEERING PROFESSIONS ACT 18 OF 1986 In terms of Section 3(3) & 3(4) of the Engineering Profession Act 18 of 1986, the Honorable Minister of Works and Transport, Hon. John Mutorwa MP, as the appointing authority, hereby invites nominations from interested persons, institutions and engineering voluntary organizations, to nominate persons who are registered with the Engineering Council of Namibia as Professional Engineers, Incorporated Engineers and Engineering Technicians for consideration for possible appointment as council members or alternative council members of the Engineering Council of Namibia. The objective of the Engineering Profession Act of 1986 is to provide for the establishment of a Council for the Engineering profession in Namibia; for the registration of professional engineers and engineers in training, incorporated engineers and incorporated engineers in training, engineering technicians and engineering technicians in training; and to provide for incidental matters. Candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by an organization they are member of or by another individual. In cases of nominations by a third-party, candidates must give their written consent for the nominations. The nominated candidates are to submit a one-page motivation as to why they should be considered for appointment to the Council and attach thereto their most recent CV, nominating them. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS From the Association of Consulting Engineers of Namibia (2) From the Engineering Profession Association of Namibia (2) From the Namibia Society of Engineers (1) Engineer in full time employment in the Public Service of Namibia (1) One person who may or may not be an Engineer who has knowledge and experience of public interest in so for as it is affected by the Architects and Quantity Surveyor’s Professions can best be safeguarded or promoted (1) One person who shall be a professor or lecturer in engineering at a recognized academic institution in Namibia (1) GENERAL Women and previously disadvantaged persons will be given preference for this appointment No remuneration for this service; Period of service is 4 years Nominations in envelopes clearly marked “Nominations of Members of Council: Engineering Council of Namibia” should be submitted no later than 26 th April 2018 at 17:00 to the following address: The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works and Transport Private Bag 13341 6719 Bell Street, Snyman Circle, Windhoek, Namibia Enquiries: Ms. N. Cloete, 264 61 2088725 Nuusita Ashipala Ondangwa Celebrating independence behind bars serves to remind inmates that there is life awaiting all reformed inmates to become successful and law-abiding Namibian citizens. “Being here does not take away my right to being a Namibian, and that is what this day is about. This is not the end of the world. Life awaits us outside this facility,” said Ben Ndakola one of the inmates at Oluno Correctional Facility. Another inmate, Laina Mwatukange, said events of such nature hosted at the correctional facility encourages and motivates the inmates to leave the facility renewed. “This motivates us to embark upon a different life as new people, especially if we take part in the programmes offered at the facility,” said Mwatukange. The celebration was graced with dance plays by the inmates. In line with the independence celebration, the inmates expressesed their content that the correctional service continues to provide effective services and integrates inmates to become better people in future through various programmes. In the quest to reduce the number of youthful offenders at correctional facilities, inmates at Oluno want government to introduce religious and moral education at primary level and for the constitution to be taught as a subject. According to inmates, many youths are not familiar with the constitution and if taught at school level it will aid in informing them about human rights and the consequences of violating such rights. They felt growing up in a Christian environment will impact children’s lives positively from a young age and contribute to the social and personal development of the youth. In the same vein inmates applauded the government for the programmes aimed at enhancing skills which gives opportunities to the inmates They also want government to partner with vocational colleges to allow them to acquire Addressing inmates at the celebration, the Councillor of Ondangwa Urban, Elia Irimari, encouraged the inmates to take part in the educational programmes offered, saying the programmes are designed to prepare them for the future. “Knowledge is like a garden. It will not only prepare you for the future but also during your incarceration,” said Irimari Although there is a library to help inmates to study, the facility needs more books including encyclopaedias and dictionaries and a computer to type their assignments.

Thursday, April 12 2018 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 Strategic plan to sharpen NC leadership skills Albertina Nakale Windhoek The newly-launched National Council`s Strategic Plan for the period from 2017/18 to 2021/22 recognises both strengths and weaknesses of the National Council and many opportunities and challenges that are envisaged This was revealed by Margaret Mensah-Williams, the Chairperson of the National Council who launched the Strategic Plan for the period from 2017/18 to 2021/22 on Tuesday with the aim to effectively carry out the legislative and investigative review and oversight function by strengthening civic She said the institution is aware of the acute skill shortages, and the plan has devoted considerable resources to improve management and leadership skills related to the legislative work and competencies As the second chamber of parliament, she maintained the Strategic parliamentary committee rules and committees; the establishment of the parliamentary service and its With regard to public service reforms, the National Council will Electronic Document Records Management System (EDRMS) and the Human Capital Management She said the purpose of this strategic plan is to construct a mediumterm strategy that has clear focus, programmes with measurable goals “This strategic plan will be cascaded into annual plans and performance agreements within various the members of parliament and staff are responsible for the successful The National Council has instituted a culture of high performance and therefore the revision of this document is a clear indication that it is Therefore, she said this document is an important one to all stakeholders involved in ensuring She stressed the mandate of the National Council, as stipulated in the Namibian Constitution, has not changed, but it was decided that their mission and vision statements be reviewed to keep up with emerg- Renewable energy project launched at Muyako Aron Mushaukwa Muyako The renewable energy for climate improving the livelihoods of rural households in the north-east of the Muyako in Katima Rural Constituency of Zambezi Region on started last year in March and will run until next February, is being funded by the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) in partnership with the Spanish Red Cross, and the European Union (EU) plans to enhance the use of renewable forms of energy 10 selected rural communities in the Zambezi and the two Kavango aims to construct 200 energy-saving cooking stoves, distribute 200 solar lamps to 200 families, and install Speaking at the regional launch at Muyako where a solar energy irrigation water pump was recently installed, EU representative Achim long way to improve the livelihoods “In view of its own history and experience, the European Union is convinced that pioneering ventures that provide access to appropriate sustainable energy technologies stimulate local investment including ity of education, thus contributing to The EU wants to support government to reduce the vulnerability of the rural population to the adverse impact of climate change through developing, testing and disseminat- Region Innocent Mahoto said they would work very hard to ensure that community members are educated and trained on the advantages of “We believe that information is power, so we are going to work with communities to ensure that they have relevant information on climate change to enable them to make informed decisions,” said Speaking at the same occasion Zambezi Governor Lawrence Sampofu called on community members to improve their livelihood and to “Let us not sit in our homesteads doing nothing, waiting for government – that the government will bring food, will bring water … we brains, let’s think for ourselves, for a better living condition,” advised According to her, it will greatly assist Fifth National Council members in their role as legislators to better serve the electorate in all 14 regions of the “I’m happy to report that all 42 INVITATION FOR BIDS Republic of Namibia Municipality of Omaruru Construction of Omaruru Emergency Rescue Station, In Omaruru, Erongo Region W/ONB/OM-04/2017 1 Bids are invited through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures for “Construction of Omaruru Emergency Rescue Station” and the invitation is open to all Namibian bidders. 2 Interested eligible bidders must inspect the Bidding Documents and may obtain further information from Omaruru Town Council, Attention: J. Haipinge at email address: 4 A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of One thousand Five hundred Namibia Dollar (N00.00). The method of payment will be “Cash” or by EFT. The Bidding 5 Documents will be collected at the address below and will be available for collection as from Monday, 16 April 2018. 6 A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for 23 April 2018, at 10h:00, at , Council Chambers, 63 Wilhelm Zeraua Street, Omaruru. 7 Bids must be delivered on or before 22 May 2018 at 10.00am. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at the address below; and on the 22 May April 2018 at 10.00am 8 The address referred to above is: Municipality of Omaruru P.O. Box 14 63 Wilhelm Zeraua Street Omaruru NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) PROPOSED SMALL SCALE MINING ON THE TWENTY FOUR (24) MINING CLAIMS IN OTJOKAVARE VILLAGE, KUNENE REGION (RE-ADVERTISED) DEEP FIELD MINING EXPLORATION CC and its local partners wish to conduct small scale (artisanal) mining on the twenty four (24) mining claims located in the area of Otjokavare, Ehirovipuka Conservancy in Kunene Region. According to the Environmental Management Act, (No. 07 of 2007) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (GN No 30 of 2012) the proposed activities cannot take place without an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) being carried out and an Project Description; Project title: Proposed small scale mining on twenty four (24) Mining Claims Mineral rights type: base and rare metals, industrial minerals & precious metals. Claims Number: Application 1: (10 Claims); 70199-70203, 70205, 70207-70210 Application 2: (10 Claims); 70212-70220, 70231 Application 3: (3 Claims); 69977-69979 Application 4: (1 Claim); 69319 Location: Ehirovipuka Conservancy, Kunene region Proponent: DEEP FIELD MINING EXPLORATION CC and local partners EAP: Green Gain Environmental Consultants cc All relevant stakeholders as well as potential Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are hereby invited to the second public meeting that is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Onguta village in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy , Time: 10:00 am (Call for directions). Those who wish to submit comments can do so via email at; info@greengain. The last day to comment is on 23 April 2018. For More information, contact: Mr. Joseph Kondja at Cell: 0811422927 members of the National Council are and will rally and hold the implementers accountable at each stage of the imple- and strategies of this strategic plan,” ciency, increased capacity and continu- Meanwhile, Emilia Mkusa, Secretary to the National Council says any NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) ESTABLISHMENT OF A COPPER –WASTE SEPARATION PLANT IN EHIROVIPUKA CONSERVANCY, KUNENE REGION Kunene Crush Stone (KCS) cc has proposed to establish a copperwaste separation plant on an area located within the Ehirovipuka Conservancy in Kunene Region. According to the Environmental Management Act, (No. 07 of 2007) and the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (GN No 30 of 2012) the proposed activities cannot take place without an Environmental Impact Assessment being obtained. Project Description; Project title: Copper-Waste separation plant Location: Ehirovipuka Conservancy, Kunene region Proponent: Kunene Crush Stone (KCS) cc EAP: Green Gain Environmental Consultants cc All relevant stakeholders as well as potential Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs) are hereby invited to register and request for the Background Information Document (BID) via na or The last day to submit comments is on 05 May 2018. The Public meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Onguta village in the Ehirovipuka Conservancy at 10:00 am. For More information, contact: Mr. Joseph Kondja at Cell: 0811422927 plan is only a good plan when implemented, coordinated and moni- Hence, the National Council has an implementation committee to provide guidance, mentorship and leadership to staff to identify, implement and evaluate strategies that will help outlined in the Strategic

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