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4 NEWS Thursday, February 1 2018 | NEW ERA NCS chief implores staff to embrace discipline Alvine Kapitako Windhoek The Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Services (NCS), Raphael Tuhafeni Hamunyela yesterday reminded his co-workers that discipline is NCS’ core value. Hamunyela said many other values such as integrity and hard work are embedded in discipline. “Discipline is the ability to do right whether in your heart, stomach and brain you don’t want to do it (sic),” he said. Hamunyela spoke at the handover of leadership from the Windhoek Correctional Facility, Deputy Commissioner Victor Eichab, to the new head, Deputy Commissioner Manfried Jatamunua. REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA MINISTRY OF LABOUR, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND EMPLOYMENT CREATION CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR APPOINTMENT The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation (MLIREC) wishes to congratulate Mr David Iigonda, the Deputy Director of the Labour Market Information under MLIREC on his appointment as the President of the Pan African Productivity Association (PAPA) Board for a period of two years, effective November 2017. Mr. Iigonda has been a PAPA Board Member since 2013. PAPA is an association established in November 1990, with the following objectives: To- productivity enhancement, accelerated economic growth and social development in Africa; standards on the African continent; Africa as well as those outside Africa with a view to promoting sustainable growth in productivity in the economies of Africa; and African countries. As you resume your new role as PAPA President, the Ministry has no doubt that you will lead PAPA Board in achieving its niche of a dvocating the value of Productivity on the African Continent, including the SADC Region and Namibia in particular. Thanking you for accepting this great role on behalf of Namibia. All the best. Jatamunua will head a team of 490 employees and oversee 1,000 offenders. Hamunyela told his fellow workers that it is their responsibility to treat offenders humanely, adding that if they are treated with love the chance of rehabilitation becomes easier. He said: “We are not going to offer privileges to offenders who are not disciplined.” duty starts today said he is the “right” man for the job. “I want to guarantee that you have appointed the right person at the right time who has the right talents, the right mindset and leadership to lead the Windhoek Correctional Facility (sic),” he declared. Jatamunua also spoke on the transformation of Windhoek Central Prison to Windhoek Correctional Facility, saying it came at a very high cost to the state. “…But it is premised on the belief that the Unit Management concept provides the best chance to ensure a conducive environment for the rehabilitation of offenders and the ultimate protection of society.” He further said the transformation changed the prison from a ‘warehouse of humans’ to a centre of hope. “Today, it is a facility that is capable of addressing criminogenic factors and thereby reduces the risk of reoffending,” said Jatamunua. charge, Eichab who served the NCS for nearly 31 years, said he was leaving with a ‘sense of pride’. Caught in the act ….The taxi driver (in a checked shirt) and the employee from the joinery who were busted on Tuesday for theft. City Police PRO Edmund Khoaseb looks on. Photo: Selma Ikela Man arrested for biting hand that fed him Staff Reporter Windhoek Suspicious movements led to investigation and the subsequent arrest of an employee at a joinery company in Windhoek who allegedly stole cabinet boards from his employer. The 35-year-old man was caught on CCTV cameras on Tuesday morning loading the boards he stole from his employer into an unregistered taxi. The stolen items were worth N,400. He was arrested with the taxi driver, who happens to be his roommate as they share a place of residence. The cabinet boards were stolen from Timber World and Joinery in Northern Industrial at Shapaka Industrial Park. Upon inspection at his house in Havana informal settlement by Selma Ikela Windhoek A contractor hired by the City of Wind- of an occupant who was not at home in Okuryangava informal settlement yesterday morning. According to the neighbours, the owner is in Lüderitz. City of Windhoek also ordered three other shack owners who illegally occupied a piece of land in the same area to demolish their shacks by 17h00 yesterday. Failure to do so, they were informed, would result in their belongings being peoples’ corrugated iron sheets while they ordered 26 shack owners to remove their property. The 26 had refused to cated on Tuesday afternoon. They (CoW) returned to the piece of land yesterday morning and ordered several occupants to vacate. However, two sisters from Okongo in Ohangwena who relocated to Windhoek refused to demolish their shacks. “I’m San from Okongo. I’m marginalised. If I demolish my shack, where will I go? Can’t I stay for a while till I the employer sells for between N0 and N0. A case of theft from employer has since been opened against the employee who possibly faces jail time and will most likely lose his job. City Police Public Relations Officer Edmund Khoaseb said they noticed something suspicious on their CCTV cameras investigate. They managed to trace the employee. Khoaseb said according theft of cabinet boards had occurred at his business resulting in substantial losses. Khoaseb called on employers to establish relations with City Police ees. He said employers can also approach the police before hiring. “They can also bring them in if they are already hired – so that we check if they are not part of criminal activities or connected to criminals,” suggested Khoaseb. Demolition of shacks continues in Okuryangava get a place to stay? I’m unemployed,” said Veronica Haikonda. The women moved to Windhoek in search of greener pastures. They invited the media into their shack to show their deplorable living conditions. The two have no food to eat and depend on good Samaritans. “We don’t get any help nor food from the food bank. If I don’t do laundry around the settlement, we won’t eat at home,” said older sister, Lucia Haikonda. Another occupant, Nangolo Johannes, 31, decided to demolish his shack fearing his irons sheets would Johannes has been staying on the piece of land since November last year. “I will go scout for a place to stay in the settlement. Unfortunately, when my children return from school, there will be no shelter for them today and they won’t have anything to eat because there won’t be food prepared.” City of Windhoek spokesperson Lydia Amutenya this week said occupants whose property has been contravening municipality by-law by erecting a shack at an unauthorised area.

Thursday, February 1 2018 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 General Kakoto retires from NDF OTJIWARONGO Hatutale Kakoto retired from the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) at the JS Ndeimana barracks here on Tuesday. years of service to the NDF, Kakoto, 60, will be succeeded by Kwedhi, who will serve as the new Jeremiah Ndjoze Windhoek Mayor of the City of Windhoek Muesee Kazapua yesterday reiterated the City’s stance that the 38-hectare piece of land that was formerly leased to Ramatex is not up for sale. The mayor made the pronouncement in a deliberate move to deter would-be developers Windhoek municipality with applications for the industrial plot. His remarks come in the wake of the Namibian Supreme Court’s dismissal of an appeal by Ramatex liquidators, which was preceded by the City and Ramatex was valid - on his time as GOC and attributed the inability to achieve all set achieved a lot, but this was not pos- As we know that to achieve an end, there must be means and achieve its objectives,” he said. ‘and of full force and effect’. The appeal was dismissed with costs on January 17. Prior to that, also dismissed, with costs. Kazapua maintained the decision on the remnants of the Malaysian textile entity and the land on which it is located will soon be deliberated upon at council level in the next couple of months, but he property would not be sold. “I expect the council to deal Ramatex land and properties now (the City’s) favour. But let it be known to all developers out there matex property,” the mayor said. He however maintained that the However, Kakoto underlined quarters and office accommodation as a major achievement under his command. In addition, under the voluntary medical male circumcision have had the procedure done. “Thirty-four members of this individuals were rewarded N0 Ramatex land not - Kazapua private sector in developments of a other mixed development”. The mayor called on the technocrats at the municipality to deliberate on the best options and to brief the council on the next course of action. some key projects that the city council intends to conclude in the year, which ends in June. City pronounces itself on the the demise of Ramatex in 2008, Stepping down… Brigadier-General (Brig. Gen.) Hatutale Kakoto retired from the Namibian Defence Force Kakoto will be - (GOC). Here Brig. Gen. Kwedhi Brig. Gen. Kakoto - them that education “remains a Kakoto, who hails from Eenhana inducted into the NDF in 1990 and served the army in different capacities before his retirement. – Nampa a joint venture between Namibian and American business people piece of land in 2014 in a N3 million deal. That same year, the municipal- facility in Otjomuise as the reason, the decision. to buy the property on condition the date of the resolution. the full price within 10 days of the resolution, while the interest accru- such time the transfer was done. Any requests for amendments/ of sale by the company would not be entertained and it was further resolved at the time that should the - development and environmental, would market and sell the property to others. Second implicated in Nm MultiChoice Staff Reporter Windhoek One more person is accused of involvement in the criminal case in defrauded of N million. Celestino Gabriel Antonio now Like Nawa-Mukena, his coaccused, Antonio, also 37, faces - and Nawa-Mukena have both denied nary pleas. Mukena and Antonio face are in 80 invoices from April 1, 2013 to March 17, 2017. Antonio, who was arrested last year in November, is accused of - that the newspaper did not provide Namibia. “The accused did then and by means of false pretence induce to the actual loss or prejudice of MultiChoice, to pay N,088,071,” that Nawa-Mukena and her coaccused presented the invoices for company for payment, but provided their own bank account numbers as Nawa-Mukena and Antonio are out on bail of N,000 and N,000 respectively. The case returns to court on decision on whether to pronounce herself on the matter. Development Bank of Namibia Information sessions for the Kavango West, Kavango East and Zambezi Regions Local authorities and prospective entrepreneurs are cordially invited to attend information sessions and infrastructure. Mail or call 061 290 8000 for more information. Nkurenkuru Kavango West Pahukeni Guesthouse From 14h30 Tuesday, 06.02.2018 Rundu Kavango East From 18h00 Monday, 05.02.2018 Katima Mulilo Zambezi Protea Hotel Zambezi River From 17h00 Friday, 09.02.2018 Expect more.

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