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New Era Newspaper Tuesday December 19, 2017

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4 NEWS Tuesday, December 19 2017 | NEW ERA RENEWAL OF BUSINESS / HAWKER’S REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES as from 01 December 2017 until 31 March 2018. Rogue cops arrested for theft, burglary Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya S NOTICE NO. 63/2017 M P C SWARTS ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Happy Holidays! The Namibia Training Authority will be closed for business from 22 December 2017 to 2 January 2018. As the year comes to a close, we look back and appreciate your priceless contributions towards truly making the NTA Namibia`s port of call for Vocational Education and Training skills. Therefore we would like to wish all our stakeholders peace, joy, love and hope for the festive season. www.nta.com.na MUNICIPALITY OFSWAKOPMUND CLOSING OF MUNICIPAL OFFICES will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 at 13:00 and will reopen on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. Essential and emergency services will continue to render in the same manner as applicable during after-hours and weekends. The standby numbers are: Water Works +264 81 128 4998 /+264 81 247 4787 Sewage Works +264 81 122 4653 /+264 81 122 4673 Waste Management +264 81 124 8585 +264 81 122 4677 /8/9 +264 81 142 1392 Cemeteries +264 81 167 8165 Municipal Bungalows +264 46 4104618/9 Fire Brigade: 24 Hour Emergency NOTICE NO: 68/2017 MPC Swarts ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE Nuusita Ashipala Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya Shacks at Ekolola Oshikoto has 140 makeshift classrooms Over 5 000 squatters relocated

Tuesday, December 19 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 Shoome accorded Loide Jason Ongwediva Liberation struggle icon Major Isak Shoome, who passed away on Tuesday last week, has been accorded a national funeral, the Omusati Governor Erginus Endjala has Shoome died at the age of 101 at his Tsandi homestead in Endjala revealed this during a telephonic interview with New procedures are at an advanced stage and both Shoome’s family and the government have agreed that he will be laid to rest at Omu- would be held at the liberation hero’s homestead on Friday as Endjala said the region has lost an icon who was heavily relied on when it came to historic information regarding Omugulug- about it, even when he was too old, but now he is no more,” said the governor, adding that his of- it was concluded Shoome should Endjala said that Shoome had for veterans provided by the government through the Ministry of Veterans Affairs, including the Shoome was an Omugulug- military training centre named ‘Ondaadhi’ (reconnaissance), established at Ontamanzi in March 1966 Kampala The Network of African Parliamen- - together lawmakers from parliamentary health committees wants African governments to spend more Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Rebecca Kadaga, opened the was attended by Namibian parliamentarians Gordthardt Kasuto and the Standing Committee on Gender Equality, Social Development and The meeting sought to address a number of challenges on reproductive health and family planning Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund Namibians of all colours have taken to social media to voice their concern over a planned concert in which controversial South African far right-wing singer, Steve The concert, which has sparked a social media storm, is slated for By yesterday afternoon a petition was circulating via social networks calling upon the Namibian government not to allow the singer The event is organised by the Swakopmund Kunsfees, which despite promoting the event does not have any contact details on their Tickets for the event are being sold at Swakopmund Food Lover’s Both outlets yesterday upon enquiry distanced themselves from the event saying they are not organising it but only assisting with Meanwhile, hundreds of Namibians yesterday appealed that the radical singer, who has in the past people’s representatives to advocate an increase in health budgets if Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be met – pillars upon meeting held in 2016, Namibia committed to review its existing policies in its efforts to increase young people, given the high rate reveal that teenage pregnancy in Namibia stands at 19 percent among Namibia’s parliament is expected to provide feedback on progress made in compliance with the “Kampala call for action” – a resolution that was adopted at the Namibian lawmakers were expected to reveal, among others, Petition against Steve been criticised for his views on racism and apartheid, not be allowed cancelled in the past – in Zambia, the Netherlands and in South Af- The last being in New Zealand, which was expected to take place the late white supremacist Eugene Terre’Blanche as a cultural icon and also blamed apartheid on black ously sings the apartheid national anthem Die Stem to the objection The online petition, created by is an apartheid apologist who has no remorse for what happened to black Africans during the several public utterances in this regard and has since not issued any apology for his racist and divisive statements masking racism, despite dangerous precedent for Namibia to allow someone like him to enter the country as we cannot allow [such] artists to take us back to unrest,” the tabling of motions such as the expansion of medical clinics to all tertiary institutions with the main aim of reducing unwanted pregnancies, baby dumping and easy access to family planning services as some Another equally important motion was to discuss the high rate of Dr Chris Baryomunsi, a member of parliament and a minister of state for housing and urban development in Uganda, noted during his keynote Namibia’s Roads Authority was established in terms of Section 2 of the Roads Authority Act, Act no. 17 of 1999 and became operational on 01 April 2000. The Roads Authority is responsible for the management of national road network with a view of achieving a safe and efficient road sector. The Authority invites qualified, dynamic candidates to apply for the following positions: DIVISION: NETWORK PLANNING AND CONSULTATION 1. DIVISIONAL MANAGER: NETWORK PLANNING AND CONSULTATION, Patterson Grade: E3, Head Office Purpose of the Job: To direct the Network Planning and Consultation Division by strategising the planning of Namibia’s road network and providing technical & strategic advice to stakeholders. Compiles the Roads Authority’s operational budget and coordinate the fine tuning with funding sources. DIVISION: OFFICE OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SUB-DIVISION: LEGAL SERVICE 2. SENIOR MANAGER: LEGAL SERVICES, Patterson Grade D5, Head Office Purpose of the Job: To ensure that the Roads Authority fulfils its mandate as per the enabling legislation, the Roads Authority Act, 17 of 1999. To further lead and coordinate the implementation of corporate governance programs, policies and practices and strategic frameworks for the legal advisory, compliance and procurement Sub-sections of the Roads Authority. To provide Strategic Legal Advice to the Board of Directors, EXCO and Management by conducting analysis of legal risks and ensuring compliance to the Roads Authority Policy & Procedures, relevant national legislation and international conventions. 3. LEGAL OFFICER GOVERNANCE: Patterson Grade D3, Head Office Purpose of the Job: To provide administrative support to the Board of Directors and assist the Senior Manager Legal Services to research and provide legal opinions to Board and Management in order to effectively meet organisational and business objectives. address that one in 14 women in Africa is at risk of maternal death while contraceptive use is still Many women lack information and services on reproductive health, resulting in lack of family planning “Information and services should be available in order for people to decide on the number of children that we are doing as MPs to make sure this problem is addressed?” to be advocates for reproductive health and help enact, adopt and oversee the implementation of legislation that protects human rights sight function of parliament should DIVISION: CORPORATE SERVICE SUB-DIVISION: HUMAN RESOURCES 4. SENIOR PRACTITIONER: TALENT DEVELOPMENT, Patterson Grade C4, Head Office Purpose of the Job: To develop and facilitate, advise on and execute RA organisational effectiveness interventions, programs, processes and guidelines relating to organisational development and change management to ensure that organisational environment supports the organisation strategy and operational plans. 5. SENIOR PRACTITIONER: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS Patterson Grade C4, Head Office Purpose of the Job: To provide professional industrial relations services in the organisation to ensure that labour relations between management and employees are maintained by handling disciplinary and grievance cases according to Industrial Relations policies, procedures & relevant labour legislation. To ensure the compliance of the requirement of the Employment Equity Act (29 of 1998). If you are interested, please visit our website: www.ra.org.na for more information on these vacancies and to be able to submit your application. Designated persons as prescribed by the Namibian Affirmative Action Act are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be notified. No faxed or e-mailed documents. No documents will be returned. CLOSING DATE: 22 DECEMBER 2017 be stepped up to make sure the executive implements planned reproductive health programmes priations, he feels members of parliament are obliged to make sure adequate resources are allocated “Programmes of reproductive health will only translate into action are allocated and utilised accordingly,” noted the Ugandan law- on Thursday and was preceded by a capacity building training on *George Sanzila works as chief Research, Information, Publica- National Assembly Roads Authority, Private Bag 12030, Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia, www.ra.org.na

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