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New Era Newspaper Thursday August 3, 2017

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8 NEWS Thursday, August 3 2017 | NEW ERA REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, ARTS AND CULTURE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture will host the official address on the ‘State of Education, Arts and Culture in Namibia’, where the Hon Minister of Education, Arts and Culture will inform the nation on the successes and challenges of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. At the same occasion, Hon Hanse-Himarwa will also launch the Friends of Education in Namibia Special Initiative (FENSI), which aims to bring on board all the friends of education who would want to make a contribution towards education in the Republic of Namibia. Date: 4 August 2017 Venue: Chairman Mao Zedong Secondary School Hall, Otjomise 7de Laan Time: 08: 30 Woman dies after being shot in the head ONGWEDIVA A 36-year-old man appeared in the Ohangwena Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly killing his girlfriend Hileni Salom by shooting her in the head. The 28-year-old victim died at the scene at around 13h30 on Sunday at Ongonga village. Police spokesperson in the region Sergeant Abner Kaume Iitumba told Nampa in a telephonic interview that the suspect, Fillipus Mutumbulwa, first shot his cousin, Erastus Shikemeni, 44, in the hip. Shikemeni had attempted to intervene in an argument between Salom and Mutumbulwa. Salom was reportedly then shot in the head while running away. “The suspect was on the run since Sunday and was arrested on Monday at Eenhana, where he was found buying medicine at a pharmacy,” Iitumba said. The court postponed the case to October 25 for further police investigations. Mutumbulwa was not asked to plead and remains in police custody until his next court appearance. Salom was originally from Onhuno village, also in the Ohangwena Region. – Nampa The official address and launch will be broadcast live on NBC National Radio. Enquiries: Public Relations Officer, Johanna Absalom Contact: 061-2933358/ 0812304238 MUNICIPALITY OF OMARURU Public Notice NO.03/07/2017 Applications for Land The Municipality of Omaruru hereby calls on all applicants who have previously applied for land to reapply in order to update their information and the following documents must be attached: 1. Certified ID Copy 2. Proof of initial application 3. Proof of Funding/Income Celebrating a distinguished life MTN Business Namibia wishes our President, His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob a wonderful birthday blessed with joy and happiness. We wish you ever-increasing wisdom and strength as you paint the colours of our hopes and our dreams onto the canvas of our future. All erven beneficiaries who has purchased erven from the Municipality of Omaruru and they have not been transferred to date are requested to submit their proof of payment and supporting documents to the Municipality of Omaruru. Enquiries: Sincerely yours CLOSING DATE: 06 September 2017 Property Department Penoshinge Sakaria Tel: 064 570028 Email: / Tel: 061 209 8000 @mtn_business_na MTN Business Namibia Everywhere you go Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alphons H Tjitombo

NEW ERA | Eenhana Trade and Business Expo kicks off Page 10 ABB opens new 2 200sqm facility in Windhoek Page 11 INSIDE BUSINESS This news is your business Photo: Emmency Nuukala Expensive business… The total cost of upgrading to dual carriageway the Windhoek-Okahandja road is approximately N.3 billion. The RA will announce the cost of section 4 (b) once a contractor has been appointed. N0m already spent on Windhoek- Okahandja road upgrade Edgar Brandt Windhoek The Roads Authority (RA) has to date spent N0 million on the upgrading to a dual carriageway of the Windhoek- Okahandja road. The RA commenced with the construction of section 3(a) of the massive project, covering the road from Brakwater to the Dobra River, in January 2014, which was completed in December 2016. The total cost of the project is approximately N.3 billion and the RA will announce the cost of section 4 (b) once a contractor has been appointed. “We are currently busy with section 4 (a) which involves the rehabilitation and upgrading to a dual carriageway of the road from Dobra River to the Omakunde interchange (close to Osona Military Base). The project is progressing well (38 percent progress). The envisaged completion date for this section is January 2019,” explained RA spokesperson Hileni Fillemon. Section 4 (b) of the enormous road upgrade will continue from the Omakunde interchange and will end at the Okahandja interchange, where a T-junction connects with roads leading to Okahandja, Swakopmund and Otjiwarongo. “The Roads Authority is very happy with the progress made on this project thus far. We are looking forward to the successful completion within the specified period. We would like to appeal to the public to pay special attention to road signs on the section that is currently under construction. Please reduce your speed and adhere to the indicated temporary speed limits,” Fillemon cautioned. A recent report in The Namibian newspaper stated that companies whose machinery and equipment are standing idle on major road construction sites can demand almost N0 million from government for costs incurred while no work was being done. However, Fillemon yesterday said the RA has thus far paid nothing in penalties for delayed payments to contractors on the Windhoek-Okahandja road upgrade. A RA presentation apparently stated that the parastatal submitted a road-building budget of N.3 billion for medium to long-term projects, but only received N9 million from the government this year, leaving a shortfall of over N billion. “The effects of the largely reduced budget would mean that contractors have to cut on contractually agreed production, some down to a mere 18 percent. This would be a major challenge since the contractors in general have 100 percent of the contractually required capacity of equipment, staff and material on site,” the RA said at the time. dreammore With low admin fees and tax-free interest for individuals, at NamPost Savings Bank, you’ll always save more. With our Fixed Term Deposit periods ranging from 3 - 12 months, you have more choices to let your money grow. The best part is, you can make top-ups whenever. With a Fixed Term Deposit account that offers you guaranteed returns. Visit your nearest Post Office today and find out how you can save more. NamPost Savings Bank Tel: 061 201 3115/3080/3214 Fax: 061 235 526 Email: We Deliver More.

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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167