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New Era Newspaper Thursday November 23, 2017

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8 NEWS Thursday, November 23 2017 | NEW ERA COURSES on Offer Keetmans youth want decent Christmas for the poor A VARIETY OF DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE AT NAMIBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL Applications are now invited for the following programmes: SDP Supervisory Development Programme (Diploma forNew Managers) MDP Management Development Programme Diploma for Middle Managers Closing date for applications 08 December 2017 For more information contract us on: Tel: +264 61 413 500, Email: SDP Senior Management Development Programme (Diploma for Senior Managers) Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop The youth of Keetmanshoop have taken it upon themselves to ensure that all residents, including the this year. Through the Keetmanshoop Youth Initiative (KYI), the young people are on a drive to solicit food items and children’s toys, which will then be donated to poor households at the town during the festive season. KYI vice chairperson Gospert Kaffer told New Era that the initiative aims to collect food items and toys for poor people should come together and enjoy, but in most cases the poor are not so privileged to even have a decent meal, and thus the drive to get food items for poor households, so that they too can He said while many such initiatives focus solely on senior citizens, KYI decided to focus on senior citizens, as well as children, saying many a time people forget that children from these poor backgrounds do not have access to facilities or toys that children from well off families have. “We are not only focusing on our elders, but we also want people to donate toys for the young ones, because we usually forget that these children also need toys but their parents cannot afford them,” he said. He further said the youth have placed boxes throughout the town for people who want to make a difference to donate the little they can, saying doing so as a resident is important as it will help other residents in need. “It is very important for people to donate. By donating you are giving he said. He called on people and businesses to take part and donate food items or provide food and toys to 300 senior citizens and children of poor households in the informal settlements at the town. CORRESPONDENCE TO: The Principal Private Bag 5005 Swakopmund T: +264 64 520 2519 F: +264 64 520 2462 E: Target Date 2017 Trustee Road Show Regions: Erongo Region, Central Regions, Eastern Regions and Southern Regions Day Targeted Towns to be covered during the Sessions *including surrounding Towns & Villages Venue Presenters Mr. John Mootseng 0811402337 Mr. Charles Kauraisa 0811251225 REGISTERED OFFICE 360 Sam Nujoma Drive Windhoek, Namibia VAT no: 12/1/12/18 REG. No. 25/7/7/41 Former members registrations time slots Pensioners presentations time slots 27-Nov Monday Walvisbay. Kuisebmond Community Hall. 08:30 to 10:00 10:00 to 12:00 Swakopmund, Henties Bay. Multipurpose Hall 14:00 to 16:00 None Swakopmund Hotel & Swakopmund, Henties Bay. 28-Nov Tuesday Entertainment Centre None 08:30 to 10:30 Arandis. Arandis Primary School 12:30 to 14:30 15:00 to 17:00 29-Nov Karibib, Usakos, Otjimbingwe. Karibib Town Hall 08:30 to 10:30 None. Wednesday Omaruru, Uis, Omatjete. Omaruru Rest Camp 12:00 to 13:30 14:00 to 16:00 Buite Pos. Immigration Offices 09:30 to 12:00 None 30-Nov Thursday Gobabis, Witvlei, Omitara, Otjinene, Gobabis Constituency Offices' Amunius, Epukiro. Board Room 14:00 to 16:30 None Windhoek City, Pioneers Park, Hockland 01-Dec Friday Park, Klein Windhoek. The Mineworkers Union of Namibia Conference Room (Windhoek) Okahandja, Ovitoto, Khomasdal, Katutura, 08:30 to 17:00 11:30 to 13:30 Soweto, Wanaheda. 04-Dec Monday Rehoboth, Kalkrand, Groot Aub, Klein Aub. Rehoboth Constituency Offices' Board Room 09:00 to 10:00 10:30 to 12:30 05-Dec Tuesday Karasburg, Noordoewer. Karasburg Consituency Offices' Board Room 08:30 to 11:30 None //Nhaminus Constituency Offices' //Nhaminus, Aus. 06-Dec Wednesday Board Room 08:00 to 10:00 10:30 to 12:30 Rosh Pinah. Amica Guesthouse Conference Room. 16:00 to 18:00 None 07-Dec Thursday Oranjemund. Oranjemund Constituency Offices' Board Room 10:00 to 13:00 None 08-Dec Friday Keetmanshoop. Keetmanshoop Constituency Offices' Board Room 08:30 to 10:30 None Mariental, Gibeon. Mariental Constituency Offices' Board Room 13:00 to 15:00 None NOTICE Take notice that PLAN AFRICA CONSULTING CC, Town and Regional Planners on behalf of the owner intends applying to the Municipality of Windhoek for the: REZONING OF ERF 3236 WINDHOEK, NO. 88 BACH STREET FROM ‘RESIDENTIAL’ WITH A DENSITY OF 1:900m² TO ‘OFFICE’ WITH A BULK OF 0.4 CONSENT FOR FREE RESIDENTIAL BULK Erf 3236 is 1032m 2 in extent. The proposed zoning will enable the owner to erect an office building with a total floor area of 412.8m² and additional dwelling units with a floor area of 206.4m² which is 50 % of the proposed bulk. Further take notice that the plan of the erf lies for inspection on the town planning notice board in the customer care Centre, Main municipal offices, Rev. Michael Scott Street, Windhoek. Further take notice that any person objecting to the proposed use of the land as set out above may lodge such objection together with the grounds thereof, with the Windhoek Municipality and with Applicant in writing within 14 days of the last publication of this notice (final date for objections 14 December 2017) Plan Africa Consulting CC Town and Regional Planners P.O.Box 4114 WINDHOEK Tel (061) 212096 Fax (061) 213051 / 088614626

NEW ERA NWR empowers disadvantaged women in tourism Page 10 FNB pays customers to go digital with cash back rewards Page 11 INSIDE BUSINESS This news is your business Alweendo urges US to help stop illegal Edgar Brandt Windhoek A 2014 report titled ‘One Trillion Dollar Scandal’, by an organization called the One Campaign, claims that developing countries lose US trillion annually to corporate transgressions, most of which, it says, is traceable to the activities of companies with secret ownership. Another report in 2015 on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, chaired by former South African president Thabo Mbeki, stated that Africa had lost an additional US trillion over a 50-year period and that the continent loses more than US billion annually The reports concur that most of the extractive sector and through companies with hidden ownership. To support this claim, the coordinator of the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) in West Africa, Dr Kojo Busia, disclosed that Africa loses in excess of US - Minister of Economic Planning, Tom Alweendo (left) and US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in Washington, D.C. used as a tax haven by the mining industry alone. Busia warned that tax avoidance by some multinational companies is undermining domestic resource mobilisation efforts in most African countries, leading to loss of nearly US billion over the last decade. To address the perpetuation of IFF from the continent, Tom Alweendo, Minister of Economic Planning, recently told a ministerial meeting in Washington D.C (USA) on Trade, Security, and Governance in Africa, that the economic development of Africa has been impeded continent. Alweendo also warned that Africa is estimated to be losing more than US billion annually through that this equates to about two percent of the continent’s total GDP in nominal terms. In a report titled “Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Measuring OECD Responses”, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimated that the developing countries, “from money laundering, tax evasion and bribery, often reach OECD countries. Recognizing these risks, OECD countries are taking action to avoid being safe havens for illegal money.” There are 35 OECD countries that include most industrialised nations such as the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, etc. Alweendo added continent hampers service delivery, and diverts resources away from building much needed infrastructure such as schools, and training teach- “It is here where we need the assistance of the United States of America (U.S.) to help us stem this The ministerial meeting was hosted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and was aimed at refocusing US relationships with Africa squarely on trade and investment promotion. In his remarks, Tillerson noted that the refocus on trade was geared towards helping “unlock the tremendous potential of what is expected to become the world’s most populous continent in coming decades.” Tillerson said “Africa is a growing market with vast potential. Five of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa, and consumer spending there is projected to exceed trillion by the year 2025.” Alweendo added that “for Africa’s industrialisation to be successful we will need to trade in international markets.” However, as of 2016, Africa’s share of global trade was less than three percent. “We thus also need to look at how the current international trading system is arranged. Our experience shows that the system is tilted in favour of the developed economies. There is therefore a need for our developed trading partners to show some willingness to re-look at how best to level international trade.” Go Safe ‘Eenda Nawa’ prepares to enter broader African market Staff Reporter Windhoek Go Safe ‘Eenda Nawa’, the awardwinning local company that was awarded the Development Bank Innovation Award in 2014 and the NYC Youth’s Most Innovative Enterprise Award in 2016, amongst rican market in 2018 from its new The company will officially start trading in South Africa during the second half of 2018 under the brand Go Safe ‘Hamba Kahle’ road accident travel insurance cover. The company offers affordable travel and road accident insurance, employed, low and middle-income African road users via mobile SMS, apps and vending machines for as kind in Africa and different from the traditional insurance policies as it is technology-driven, modern, convenient, affordable and accessible by all income groups, especially those bank accounts. The Namibian start-up recently expanded its operations to the economic capital of Africa, Johannes- company, Go Safe Africa Insurance Holdings (Pty) Ltd. According to the managing director of Go Safe Africa, Regto David: “During our recent Go Safe engagements in Johannesburg we successfully finalised meetings for office space in Bryanston, through the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and also held positive engagements with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), where we aim to raise over N million capital to expand our award-winning operations to the big population markets of Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and across Africa. As a matter of fact, we are in those African countries already so we are very excited to kick-start the Go Safe Africa operations in - this truly Namibian award-winning brand. Kenya has Mpesa, Nigeria has Wonga and Namibia has Eenda Nawa.” The expansion of the Go Safe operations into South Africa and across Africa was also warmly welcomed by the Namibian High Commissioner to South Africa, Veiccoh Nghiwete. David added: “As a Namibian founded company that will operate in South Africa and across Africa, we are humbled and honoured to have received the blessing of our high commissioner in South Africa and his team during our courtesy visit to the Namibian high commission in Pretoria. He emphasised the need for more Namibian innovative companies to expand beyond our borders as the only means to survive the current tough economic times in Namibia and also as a way to generate much needed foreign currency. So we are very excited to enter the African market in 2018 but now hard work lies ahead.”

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