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New Era Newspaper Thursday November 30, 2017

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6 NEWS Thursday, November 30 2017 | NEW ERA Infrastructure enterprises key to African development Memory Mutenda Cairo, Egypt According to Dr Sherif Alkhoraiby, founder of Partner of Experts for Development, infrastructure enterprises such as water and electricity are key to Africa’s development. “Electricity and water attract investors, and African countries fund infrastructure … and consider public-private partnerships,” said Alkhoraiby. “Out of 1,250 billion people in Africa, 635 million live in areas with no electricity, which is 57 percent of the population,” said Dr Abbas Sharaky, Head of Department of Natural Resources, Institute of African Research Studies at Cairo University Sharaky said Africa is rich in renewable and non-renewable resources; renewable energy resources such as wind, solar, wave, geothermal energy and non-renewables such as oil, coal, natural gas, uranium, but it has the lowest electricity supply and generation, making it the darkest continent at night, while 78 percent of the African population depend on biomass for cooking. He said this when addressing 24 young African journalists at the 50th training course for journalists in Cairo, on November 13. The training runs from November 11 to 30 and is being attended by young African journalists from Cote d’Ivoire, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Nigeria, Niger, Tunisia, Morocco, Eritrea, Burundi, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Djibouti and Egypt. “Africa should invest more in human resources, tools and equipment to discover more the continent in these areas,” said Sharaky. The percentages of primary use of energy in Africa by country are: South Africa 21 percent; Nigeria 16 percent; Ethiopia 5 percent; Algeria with 6 percent and Egypt 11 percent – the rest are below 10 percent. Power generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa is 35 percent coal – other African countries with no generation import from other countries. Sharaky also said Africa has very low agricultural production because of the lack of tools to cultivate, and lack of energy to rehabilitate, the land. *Memory Mutenda is an Tsumkwe schools receive furniture Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya Four schools in Tsumkwe received 460 chairs and desks from Centre of Manufacturing Company, which is based in the Ohangwena Region. include Gam Combined School and three primary schools, namely Rooidag Hek, Grashoek and Kanovlei. The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Dr Itah Kandjii- the furniture to the principals The furniture has a combined value of N0,659. T h e c o m p a n y manufactures, among others, chairs and desks that are used in education institutions as well as beds and mattresses that are supplied to school hostels, health institutions and correctional services. The manager of the company Lukas Nghuuhange urged learners to study hard for their exams, as they are the future leaders of the country. Empowered... The manager of Centre of Manufacturing furniture company, Lukas Nghuuhange, Dr Itah Kandjii- Murangi, the Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation and the principal of Grashoek Primary S c h o o l d u r i n g the handing over ceremony. Photo: Contributed Story with the most Reach This story has reached 29.4K readers based on likes and comments on our Social Media pages. Circulating others’ alleged HIV status condemned Staff reporter Windhoek Namibia’s Ombudsman Advocate John Walters questioned what joy some people derived from circulating others’ HIV status on social media. “Why dig into someone’s privacy? Stop it. If you get joy, what joy do you get by spreading rumour (s) and even if it is true, what joy or reward do you get,” asked Walters. He was responding to enquiries about what consequences people could face by disclosing and circulating other people’s HIV status on social media. A list consisting of 29 names including a local lecturer, businessmen and local designer alleged to be HIV positive is making the rounds on social media. “This people are HIV We get your message to every corner of the globe. - ADVERTISE WITH US #TalkToUs Contact us: Tel: +264 61 273 300 Website: www.nepc.com.na 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 NOTICE Take notice that M AND N PLANNING & PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT CC (TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNERS) on behalf of owner of Erf 1151, Green Mountain Dam Road No. 55, Goreangab intends applying to the Windhoek Municipal Council for: THE REZONING OF ERF 1151, GREEN MOUNTAIN DAM ROAD NO. 55, GOREANGAB FROM ‘RESIDENTIAL’ WITH A DENSITY 1:150M² TO ‘BUSINESS’ WITH A BULK OF 0.4 CONSENT TO USE ERF 1151, GREEN MOUNTAIN DAM ROAD NO. 55, GOREANGAB IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NEW APPLIED ZONING AND BULK WHILE THE REZONING IS IN PROCESS Erf 1151, Green Mountain Dam Road No. 55, Goreangab is zoned ‘residential’ with a density of 1:150m² and is approximately 283m² in extent. The proposed rezoning to “Business” with a bulk of 0.4 will allow the owner to use the Erf for business purposes. The number of vehicles for which parking must be provided on-site will be provided in accordance with the Windhoek Town Planning Scheme. 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 City and with the applicant in writing within 14 days of the last publication of this notice. Dated 23 November 2017 Applicant: M and N Planning & Property Development Cc Town and Regional Planners P O Box 70523, Khomasdal Mobile: +264 811225788 Email Address: fessy9800@gmail.com

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