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New Era Newspaper Thursday March 1, 2018

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6 NEWS Thursday, March 1 2018 | NEW ERA Man takes own life at Gainachas Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop A man reportedly shot himself in the head with a 30-06 Springfield rifle in the early hours of Tuesday at Gainachas in the //Kharas Region. Christiaan Motinga, took his hunting gun and shot himself in the head in his shack, where he was alone at the time. He was found lying dead on his bed by neighbours. The impact of the gunshot ripped off some parts of the head, which had to be picked up and put back with the full body when police arrived at the scene. Although details are still sketchy as to what really transpired, New Era understands the man shot himself after continual arguments with his girlfriend and her family. New Era established that the couple had cohabitated for the last few years, but a week ago the girl left the man and went back to her parents’ house, which is at the same village about 180 kilometres north of Keetmanshoop. On Monday the woman’s family and the man had a heated argument, although New Era could not establish what they argued about, and in the early hours of Tuesday, neighbours were awoken by a gunshot from the man’s house and upon closer inspection they found the man dead with a bullet wound in his head. Family members were not allowed to see the body with a disfigured head and only the police were allowed to enter the deceased’s room. The police took the deceased’s mobile phone as it can help with the investigations. The man was said to be in his forties, while the woman is said to be in her thirties, and they have two children aged six and one. //Kharas regional crime investigations coordinator Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo con- dispatched to the scene had not yet arrived with the incident report and he thus could not give any details on the matter. BID INVITATION REGISTERED RELEVANT SUPPLIERS ARE HEREBY INVITED TO SUBMIT BIDS FOR THE GOODS DISCRIBED BELOW: 1. BID NO: G/ONB/ORC-02/2018 DESCRIPTION: SUPPLYING OF ELECTRIC AND GAS FREZEERS FOR TULONGENI FISH PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS: 1. 2x180 liters gas and electric deep freezers 2. 1x215 liters gas and electric deep freezers 3. 1xgenerator 5.5 KW 2. BID NO: G/ONB/ORC-03/2018 DESCRIPTION: SUPPLYING OF SEWING MACHINES FOR WANAILONGA SEWING PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS: 1. 4xElectric Sewing Machines 2. 3xOverclock Machines 3. 5xPlastic chairs 4. 4xSteel tables 5. 3xIroning boards 6. 3x Irons 3. BID NO: G/ONB/ORC-04/2018 DESCRIPTION: SUPPLYING OF SEWING MACHINES FOR YAKULA SEWING PROJECT SPECIFICATIONS: 1. 1x Industrial overclock machine 2. 2x Industrial straight stitch machines 3. 5xPlastic chairs 4. 4xsteel tables 5. 2xIroning boards 6. 2xIrons CLOSING DATE: BID DOCUMENT: LEVY: REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA OSHIKOTO REGIONAL COUNCIL REGIONAL PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE TUESDAY, 03 rd APRIL 2018 AT 11H00 AT OSHIKOTO REGIONAL COUNCIL HEAD QUARTER IN OMUTHIYA. 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BOX 19247 OMUTHIYA Khorixas grapples with alcohol abuse among youth Clemans Miyanicwe Windhoek Emmil Alex Gomachab, the founding member of Khorixas Youth Empowerment Network (KYEN), says the major challenge facing youth at the town is a lack of motivation, high failure rates and alcohol abuse. “The greatest challenge faced by our youth is lack of motivation – our town has very few people in our community that can act as role models, we are most times trapped by our conscience in limiting ourselves by what we see,” said Gomachab, who also doubles as chairperson of Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) in Khorixas. There are many other problems but most of them stem from a lack of motivation, he adds. Gomachab believes Khorixas youths have lost the ability to motivate themselves. “My aim is to show others a different perspective of life and how to reconnect themselves with their dreams and hopes. A man who does not have anything to live for will settle for anything.” According to Gomachab, there are many things the youth of Khorixas can occupy their spare time with such as volunteering at OKAKARARA Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Otto Ipinge has urged Namibians studying at vocational centres to seize the plethora of opportunities created by their studies to empower themselves. Ipinge was speaking to nearly 900 trainees of the Okakarara Vocational Training Centre in the Otjozondjupa Region at their 2018 He said it is the technical and vocational training centres that can capacitate and transform students from mere thinkers to artisans. Graduates from theoretical institutions often seek jobs in schools, venturing into business and initiating income-generating projects. Youths were called upon to meet the government halfway rather than complaining all the time. “I will tell the youth to dream, get out of bed each day with an agenda, plan your day and do everything within your power to stick to that plan.” “Don’t be intimidated by your situation or circumstances, you are more than where you are today. It is never too late to work on your dreams and start making a positive impact in your community. Stop complaining – it makes you unattractive, trust God in all things and lastly be humble – that will take you far,” he urged the youth at the north-western town. KYEN was established last September by Gomachab, Ernst Mogale Karimbue, Reginald Roman, Ragel Garas, Usko Shivute and Khorixas Constituency Councilor Elias A. Xoagub, who all resolved to create space for others. The founders of KYEN want to assist community leaders in addressing the challenges that the town faces, and build on the pillars of inclusivity, integrity, courage, hard work and transparency, revealed Gomachab. white-collar establishments, whereas graduates from the technical schools use the skills acquired at vocational centres to make a living by working for themselves, the governor said. “I would like to urge you to study at vocational centres and become entrepreneurs and wealthy people once you create your own companies,” he said. Okakarara Constituency Councillor Vetaruhe Kandorozu on his part thanked the leadership of the vocational training centre for their continued efforts in producing skilled and equipped graduates who contribute to Namibia’s economy. “In today’s world, technical KYEN objectives are to promote and/or assist economic development by capitalising on the available natural resources, e.g. education, agriculture, tourism and mining, through creating platforms that provide an opportunity for social interaction so that young people can develop local solutions to local problems. Also to promote cross-cultural understanding, and foster and develop increased learning and development opportunities for young people by encouraging and supporting them to contribute to and steer initiatives and lead youth-led projects. The group further wants to build strong relationships with organisations that share its aims, thereby further increasing the capacity of young people to build on their skills and aptitudes for their own personal growth and the community’s long-term success and development, and to generate in young people a sense of responsibility and ownership for the actions they undertake and develop their citizenship and involvement in their communities “We have identified the problems as they are clear as daylight but instead of strikes, or complaints, we are driven to be the change we want to see in the world,” Gomachab says. Vocational trainees urged to empower themselves and vocational education is viewed as a global tool for economic productivity and poverty eradication,” he said. Kandorozu also urged trainees to be disciplined and refrain from alcohol and drug abuse. The centre offers programmes in auto mechanics, hospitality, and metal fabrication, carpentry and joinery, electrical, hairdressing, bricklaying, plastering, plumbing and pipe Namibia has vocational training centres in the Zambezi, Kavango East, Eenhana, Oshana, Omusati, Otjozondjupa and Khomas regions. – Nampa

Thursday, March 1 2018| NEW ERA NEWS 7 Lack of funds crippled Nepad - Namwandi Staff Reporter Windhoek Former minister of education Dr David Namwandi says the Businessman gets bail over suspected stolen copper wire collapse of the implementation of the New Partnership for African Development (Nepad) Action Plan 2 was due to its dependence on donor funding. Namwandi said this at a recent lecture on the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Programme – Organising to Deliver on Ministerial Priorities: Progress Review and Problem Solving the Challenges of Getting Things Done in Government, in Windhoek. He said the Nepad programme was launched in high spirits and with hope to mark the OAU-AU transformation in 2001. In the end, he said, Nepad management had to depend on donor support to implement the continental programme. According to him the result was disastrous, as some donors offered funds, but with conditions attached which were inevitable but limiting. “This seems to underscore the point that the major stumbling block to development in most African countries is the inability to mobilise adequate resources (human, material and financial) for development programmes,” he said. Namwandi said capacity constraints especially of local governance are inevitable given that central governments are reluctant to Dr David Namwandi WINDHOEK A prominent Wi n d h o e k - b a s e d businessman, arrested on Monday while in illegal possession of suspected stolen copper wire, was on Tuesday granted bail of N,000. The 55-yearold Johan Ettiene Weakley was granted bail when he made in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Lüderitz Street. The bail was granted with conditions that Weakley must not directly or indirectly interfere with the police investigation by way of making contact with state witnesses or any other person involved in the matter. Weakley was arrested by the police on Monday afternoon when he was allegedly found in possession of suspected stolen copper wire worth about N,660 at his scrap metal business in Windhoek’s Northern Industrial Area. The confiscated copper wire reportedly belongs to Telecom Namibia. Weakly faces a charge of illegal possession of suspected stolen property. He appeared before Magistrate Vanessa Stanley and his case was remanded to May 18 to allow for further police investigations into the matter. Senior Prosecutor Rowan van Wyk represented the prosecution while local defence lawyer Herman Oosthuizen appeared for the accused. – Nampa HOW TO ENTER: 1. Name Namibia’s First Mobile Operator. 2. SMS your answer to the number 3000. 3. SMS charged at N.00 each. WEATHERMEN & CO

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