8 FEEDBACK Tuesday, February 20 2018 | NEW ERA Ministry of Environment and Tourism Query: The Ministry of Environment and Tourism seems to want to take over the whole country and turn it into a park. There is almost nowhere to go anymore, where you don’t need a permit and vast areas of the country are cut off from citizens. What kind of country is Namibia becoming and for who? Response: The Ministry of Environment and Tourism is not setting up National Parks everywhere in the country as insinuated. National Parks cover only 17 percent of the land surface. Community conservancies cover approximately 19 percent and do not take away land from the communities and no entry permits are required. Community conservancies remain 100 percent communal land in which the Ministry’s only interest is the conservation of biodiversity, and communities in return have rights to utilise the wildlife in addition to other forms of land use. Query: The Rules must apply to all conservancies and not only to some. Things are not done in the right way in the Zambezi region. The conservancies in Mudumu North and south are under pressure when something goes wrong, but conservancies in Chobe East and West complex are treated special, even if something goes wrong. Why? Minister please ask your staff and explain why it is like that, are we not all citizens of this country? And Query: The Zambezi Region CBNRM division, some staff are not listening to members’ views during the AGM and general meetings - but are rather doing things only in their interest and community members are also know their activities, but we are still compiling the report for them to be investigated as soon as possible. Response: The rules and regulations regarding the management of conservancies apply to all conservancies and none should be given special preferences. Action was taken by the Ministry in conservancies in the Chobe east and west where the rules and guidelines were contravened. Any report of the Ministry’s staff members not applying the rules and guidelines of conservancies as well as not taking the views of conservancy members in their Annual General Meetings or other engagement will not be tolerated. Conservancy members are urged to report such cases in writing to the with facts and necessary evidence where possible. A section area of the Bamunu Conservancy in the Zambezi region. Photo: Mulisa Simiyasa INVITATION Request for Proposals FOR BIDS Consultancy services for the Information Technology Audit S/RFP/01/11/2017 Construction of the New Maternity Shelter in Katima Mulilo, Applications Systems and Information Zambezi Technology. Region W/ONB/SSC-01/02/2018 1. Request for Proposals are invited from qualified independent consultants to perform an Audit of the 2. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders from the Cashiers at Social Security House, Khomasdal, Windhoek upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 1. Bids N0.00. are invited The through method of Open payment National will be Bidding cash, Electronic (ONB) procedures Fund Transfer for (EFT). “Construction of the New 3. Maternity Interested Shelter eligible in bidders Katima may Mulilo’’ obtain and further invitation information is from open Social to all Security Namibian Commission, bidders. Walter Cloete; at e-mail Walter.Cloete@ssc.org.na and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given 2. A below complete from set 09:00 of Bidding to 16:00. Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders from the 4. cashiers Qualifications at the requirements address below include: upon payment of a non-refundable fee of “ Five Hundred Namibia Dollar- a. Certified N0.00. copy of The Company method Registration of payment will be “Cash/EFT/Point of Sale”. b. Original Good Standing Certificate (Receiver of Revenue) 3. Bidding c. Original documents Good Standing will be available Certificate (Social for collection Security) as from Tuesday, 20 February 2018. d. A Certified copy of SME Status (for tenders reserved for SME’s) e. Certified copy of valid Affirmative Action Compliance Certificate 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Social Security Commission, attention: g. Applicable Gottfried Price //Naobeb Schedules at email: Gottfried.Naobeb@ssc.org.na and inspect the Bidding f. Proof of shareholding / ownership structure Documents h. Bid Submission at the address Form given below during working hours only. i. Bid Declaration of 10% of the tender amount in Namibia Dollar 5. 5. Qualifications Additional details requirements are provided include: in the Bidding Building Documents. Experience, Financial Capability, and Bid Security. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically “shall” be applied. Additional Bids details enclosed are in provided a sealed in envelope the Bidding should Documents. be clearly marked with the appropriate tender number; 6. ‘’Technical’’ and ‘’Financial’’ submissions (1 x original and 4 x copies) and delivered to the address indicated below. 6. A compulsory Site Briefing Meeting has been scheduled for 05 March 2018 at 09.00am at Submission of bids: Katima Mulilo State Hospital. 7. Bids must be delivered in the Tender Box located at the entrance foyer at the Security Desk on or before 22 March 2018 at 12.00am. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to Further attend information in person can at be the obtained address at below e-mail: on Walter.Cloete@ssc.org.na the 22 March 2018 at 12.00am 8. Envelopes The address must referred be clearly to above marked: is: Tender: ‘’ICT Audit Technical proposal’’ and ‘’ICT Audit Financial proposal’’ Tender No.: S/RFP/01/11/2017 Social Security House Closing Date & Time: 19 January 2018 at 15:00 Corner. A. Kloppers & J. Haupt Streets, Khomasdal Haupt Windhoek Street, Khomasdal, Windhoek. Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration Query: President Hage Geingob, please tell the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration to use common sense when someone applies for an ID card. How on earth do they expect someone who does not it before they can issue them with an ID card? Why not interview the applicant in of birth? Response: The ministry has taken note of the concerns raised by the sender of the text message. From the onset, we would like to invite the affected person/ author of the SMS to visit our tails on the matter. Namibian Correctional Services Query: Commissioner-General Hamunyela, if you can’t promote us, at least give us uniforms. Now private security guards look smarter than us and please be honest with the Public Service Commission (PSC) and do away with these recent fake appointments and appoint This way, we can provide the relevant assistance. Mr Sakeus Kadhikwa can be contacted on 061-2922169/0811253674 for further assistance in this regard. As a general note, we would like to inform the public that the issuance of national documents is regulated by law. The 1996, regulates the issuance of while the Births, Marriages and Deaths Registration Act, Act No. 81 of 1963 regulates the registration of births among others. The registration of births results in the issuance of birth For one to obtain an ID they is a Namibian citizen but has (possibly go through late registration of birth process), or they can apply for an ID. This is the procedure and we request the nationals of Namibia to adhere to it. Word of mouth is unfortunately not adequate. A place of birth is also not proof of citizenship, more information is required. We take this opportunity to advise those in need of national to receive assistance. * Response: The Department is aware and agrees with the complainant that uniform is indeed a challenge. and a lack of local suppliers that are able to manufacture the Namibian Correctional Services (NCS) uniform at the required standard and quantity.
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