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New Era Newspaper Thursday March 29, 2018

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6 NEWS Friday, March 29 2018| NEW ERA Zambezi police intensify operations Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo The police in the Zambezi their operations targeting illegally by Namibian policemen in the region employ Zambian Zambezi Regional Police Commissioner Karel Theron - “This is an ongoing operation are not going to pay the summons The crime investigations co- - - - expecting many visitors over Katima Town Council accused of dubious land sale Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo - - - - - - Jeremiah Ndjoze The most prominent event on the times – so much so that the event - economy is going through some Otavi Investment Expo postponed council to other aspects such as the entertain- - - - - - - such as the Harambee Prosperity “We are envisioning the at-

Thursday, March 29 2018| NEW ERA NEWS 7 Republic of Namibia Ministry of Environment and Tourism ANNOUNCEMENT THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM ANNOUNCES THE AUCTION OF TROPHY HUNTING CONCESSIONS ON STATE LAND FOR THE PERIOD 2019 – 2020 (With a possibility to extend to 2021) The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) will hold an auction of trophy hunting concessions on State land for the period 2019-2020 (with the possibility for extension to 2021) on 6 April 2018, in Windhoek (the exact venue to be communicated at a later stage). Five (5) concessions will be auctioned at this event. the 2018 academic year at Okakarara. Photo: Nampa Khorixas youth support planned VTC Concession Areas Bwabwata National Park), Western Kavango and Mangetti National Park, Waterberg Plateau Park, Daan Viljoen and Von Bach Game Parks and the Naukluft Part of the Namib Naukluft Park. Species included in Concessions Species included are: buffaloes, leopard, elephant, giraffe, eland, hippopotamus, crocodile, roan and common impala, warthog, duiker, spotted hyaena, klipspringer, and springbok. Pre-Registration and Registration Registration for bidders will be restricted to Namibian registered companies in good standing, owned by or having in its employment a Namibian registered professional hunter. All interested companies are required to pre-register during the period of 19 March-4 April 2018 to qualify for the auction. Pre-registered companies will be given the draft contract and more information on concessions. Special incentives will be offered to promote black economic empowerment in the trophy hunting industry. For concessions including elephants and buffaloes, the professional hunter must be registered for trophy hunting of big game and employed temporarily or permanently by the bidding company. Registration will take place from 09h00-10h30 A. M. on the auction date, and the auction will commence at 11h00 A. M. Clemans Miyanicwe Khorixas Khorixas youth came out in full support of the planned construction of the Kunene Vocational Training Centre (KVTC) at the meeting held on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management plan (EMP). The meeting was chaired by John Sirundu from the contractor HJ Geoenviro Trading CC. “I was born and raised here in Khorixas. Ever since I was born I have seen little development in our town. Let us not waste time,” said 26-year-old Vladimir Losper. The north-western town’s youth took a united stand on the construction of the KVTC after some attendees at the meeting raised concerns over the site for the KVTC as it is near a graveyard, as well as next to a site where a new auction kraal will be relocated. The KVTC will be built on the 25-hectare plot opposite the Herbert Conradie Stadium and the auction kraal at Khorixas, after the site was approved by the Khorixas Town Council on January 25. Emil Alex Gomachab, one of the Khorixas Constituency Youth Forum (KCYF) leaders, said: “Between two schools, T.H.F. !Gaeb Primary School and Welwitschia Junior Secondary School, there is a graveyard. Does this have any negative effect? Those buildings are there and so are the graves.” Gomachab said the focus is that youth need a vocational training centre. He castigated opponents of the planned KVTC. “We must know that those who need the VTC are the ones talking. Some of you send your children abroad to study but what about others who cannot afford it?” Gomachab added that about 400 pupils failed Grade 10 in 2016 in Khorixas and if a VTC was built some of these dropouts could study there but the delay will only add to the problem of unemployed youth. “We have lots of unemployed children already at home. Do we want to keep more children at home and feed them porridge?” Gomachab said. John Haraseb, a construction company owner, said he is a VTC graduate. “I am a graduate from the Okakarara VTC. I hiked to Okakarara for years to attend training so I am really happy that now we will have a VTC here. Today’s meeting is all about the construction of a new VTC and not about the site,” Haraseb said. The construction company owner questioned if money was borrowed from the Khorixas community for the KVTC to be built and if it is being delayed for that reason. Local businessman Jocobeth Futika, who is one of the opponents of the KVTC site, said: “I want to make it clear about the site which is already decided. Can the environmental commissioner reject the site and will this lead to the KVTC being constructed somewhere else?” Futika asked as other youths disagreed with his sentiment. Deputy Chief of the #Aodaman Traditional Authority Cristofine Claasen felt the project is a great idea. “This is a multi-million dollar project and we welcome it wholeheartedly but I want to know is the relocation of the auction kraal and sewage ponds included in this chunk of the budget?” Claasen asked. Festus !Haeseb, a senior headman of #Aodaman Traditional Authority, said the community appreciates the government’s response on the construction of the planned VTC at Khorixas, following a request made by the traditional authority during the visit of the then Vice-President Dr Nickey Iyambo, who resigned from his position last month on health grounds. 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