2 NEWS Tuesday, July 25 2017 | NEW ERA Namibians apparently enjoy watching porn Product of New Era Publication Corporation (Daniel Tjongarero House) Corner of Dr W Kulz and Kerby Streets Tel: 061 - 273 300 P/Bag 13364 Windhoek Registered as a newspaper, Certificate No. 06/08/91 EDITOR Chrispin Inambao firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL email@example.com Tel: +264 61 - 273 328 Fax: +264 61 - 235 419 EDITORIAL BOARD: Toivo Ndjebela, Chrispin Inambao, Desie Heita, Helvi Shaanika, Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro, Carlos Kambaekwa REGIONAL OFFICES Katima Mulilo Office: Tel: +264 66 - 253 049 Cell: +264 81 488 6594 / +264 81 124 2895 Rundu Office: Tel: +264 66 - 256 298 Cell +264 81 217 1888 firstname.lastname@example.org Ongwediva Office: Tel: +264 65 - 238 990 Fax: +264 65 - 231 305 email@example.com Tsumeb Office: Tel: +264 67 - 221 652 Cell: +264 81 456 8643 firstname.lastname@example.org Swakopmund Office: Cell: +264 81 217 9739 Cell: +264 81 204 8078 email@example.com Keetmanshoop Office: Tel: +264 63 - 222 057 Cell: +264 81 312 5975 firstname.lastname@example.org Luderitz Office: Tel: +264 63 - 204 180 Cell: +264 81 245 9714 email@example.com DISTRIBUTION & SUBSCRIPTIONS Ernst Apollus firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +264 61 - 273 326 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 MARKETING, SALES & PRODUCTION Festus Goseb email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +264 61 - 273 322 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 Staff Reporter Windhoek According to recent global statistics Namibia ranks among the countries where the number of women visiting pornographic sites nearly equals the number of men. Statistics released by the world’s largest free porn site indicate that about 45 percent of Namibian women make up the total number of Namibian people visiting pornographic websites daily. Namibia shares this slot with Botswana, Guyana, Bolivia, Paraguay, Laos and Latvia. The statistics also show that for the first time not only has South Africa joined the top 20 countries fond of watching porno but it is also where women make up 33 percent of people who go online to watch porno daily. “Interestingly enough it seems there are more female visitors down south than in the rest of the world. If we were to look at countries north of the equator most are predominantly male visitors,” commented the report by Porhhub, which compiled quite detailed figures for 2016. The figures are complete with patterns FOOD From page 1 estimated at 84 percent higher than last season’s harvest and about 16 percent above the average production. The national aggregate coarse grain production (white maize, sorghum, pearl millet and wheat) is estimated at 140,000 metric tonnes. This consists of 68,100 tonnes of white maize, 57,600 tonnes of pearl millet, 2,800 tonnes of sorghum and 11,500 tonnes of wheat. This is contained in the latest Crop Prospects and Food Security Situation Report released by the agriculture ministry. The report was prepared by the Namibia Early Warning and Food Information Unit (NEWFIU) in collaboration with its cooperating partners. It undertook its second crop assessment mission in the seven major communal crop-producing regions between 8th May and 5th June 2017. CONTRIBUTIONS From page 1 The Prime Minister said bearing in mind CFTYA negotiations are still ongoing, she is of the opinion that the July 2016 decision to implement the 0.2 percent levy by January 2017 should be deferred until domestic laws are amended and all the necessary structures at regional and continental levels are in place. Kuugongelwa-Amadhila called for the speedy conclusion of the CFTA negotiations. She also commended Rwandan President Paul Kagame for his “tireless efforts in leading the DRUG From page 1 Investigative officer Tjiarondo Mberuiana, who took the stand during the trial, informed the court that he and his fellow officers were deployed to watch the house from which Toto was expected to collect the drugs from. Mberuiana further explained that around 20h00 on the day in question, Toto arrived at the house in Otjimuise in a brown Volkswagen Passat, where he was seen collecting three bags. After collecting the bags, he got Loving it… According to recent global statistics Namibia is one of a few countries where women make up nearly half of the number of a country’s residents who watch porn daily. of what pornographic materials are liked by country, the choice between still images and motion images, to preferred gadgets of choice – computer, tablet or At the time of this report, information about the imports and export statistics on cereals was not yet available. However, the report indicates, this deficit under normal circumstances is expected to be covered through commercial imports in the form of either grains or meals. The supply and demand, as indicated in the report, shows that the available cereal locally for the current marketing or consumption period is estimated at 181,200 metric tons. This comprises of 21,300 tonnes of wheat, 98,700 tonnes of white maize and 61, 200 tons of pearl millet and sorghum. In contrast, the report shows the current cereal domestic availability is only about 52 percent of the domestic cereal requirements, hence 167,100 tons is required to cover the shortfall. According to the report, this is consisting of 61, 700 tons of wheat, 83,900 tons of maize and 21 400 tons of pearl millet and sorghum. institutional reform process towards improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the African Union.” “It is important that we streamline the work of our organisation to avoid wastage of resources and the duplication of efforts,” she said, adding that there is a need to review the existing structures by aligning them to the core mandate and functions of the organisation. Kuugongelwa-Amadhila says while acknowledging that the purpose of the institutional reform process is to ensure the smooth functioning of the union, the reforms should not have unintended consequences of weakening the into his car and drove off. Mberuiana and his colleagues informed their colleagues who have set up a road block on Moses Garoeb road in Otjomuise, who then apprehended Toto. Cannabis leaves and seeds contained in 300 parcels were found in the three bags which were loaded in the vehicle. In his defence, Toto has denied that he was transporting bags that contained cannabis. He explained that he picked up boxes and not bags which only contained jackets and not Cannabis. Further, he added that he only cellphones. The figures also include people’s duration on the websites – South Africans spend the second longest time on It further states that the aggregate coarse grain represents a significant improvement in output of 84 percent higher than last season and 16 percent above the average production. “This improvement came because of a considerable increase from the producers both in the subsistence and commercial production system,” it states. It records that the below average planted area came because of poor rainfall performance experienced in the north central regions as well as heavy rainfall experienced in the Zambezi Region. In the Kavango West and Kavango East regions as well as the commercial areas, most farmers covered a greater part of their crop fields, it shows. The assessment noted that the crop producing regions recorded a good crop harvest which according to producers is much better by far existing legal structures that govern the union. The Prime Minister believes that carrying out the reforms, the due processes of the organs of the AU should be followed, as provided for in the Constitutive Act and the Rules of Procedure of the Union. In this regard, she said the Executive Council’s role should be further strengthened. She said Namibia support the call to hold one summit per year, and for the Bureau of the Union to focus on implementing assembly decisions in coordination with regional economic communities. picked up the boxes on the request of his friend Nxonxo, who at the time was allegedly in South Africa. In a different version, Toto informed the court that he picked up the boxes because his friend Nxonxo was unable to do so because his car had broken down and upon his arrest he offered to take the police to Nxonxo’s house where he was. Velikoshi threw out Toto’s version of events, stating that it was false beyond reasonable doubt. Toto is expected back in court on August 3, following a postponement by the court, for mitigation before he is sentenced. pornographic sites, spending on average 10 minutes and 45 seconds watching porn daily. The Philippines, however, is the number one country in the world – they spend 12 minutes and 45 minutes, while the Americans spend 10 minutes and 15 seconds. On average visitors to such sites are said to spend 9 minutes and 36 seconds. The research also says the majority of visitors to the pornographic websites “are millennials – comprising an impressive 60 percent of viewership, to be exact”. When broken down, those aged 65 and above make up the smallest percentage of average visitors, but this depends on each country. In India the proportion of viewers between 18 and 24 is much higher than in Spain, where the majority of users are aged between 25 and 44 years. In South Africa – which is among the top 20 countries who have regular visitors to such sites – about 73 percent of visitors to such sites use cellphones, followed by the USA, India and the Philippines whose 70 percent of visitors use cellphones. than the past two previous seasons. The report also noted that household food security has improved significantly as most households were reported to be dependent on their own harvest for food access. According to most households interviewed, the current harvest is significant and is expected to sustain households through to the next harvest in May next year. ENDJALA From page 1 The tribal undertones he made have caused a major national outcry, with social media users particularly saying the remarked have the potential to further widen tribal divisions in the country. Many have urged the governor to do the honourable thing and resign from the important office he holds. An emotional Endjala said the motive was to portray him as a tribalist, but denied he was one. Endjala alleged that at some point he tried to end the long phone conversation but Iimbili kept asking him more questions, to which he responded without knowing he was being recorded. “I therefore with to personally express my sincere apologies firstly to His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, as my appointing authority and I wholeheartedly apologise to those whom the discussion may have caused any inconveniences or pain,” he apologised profusely. He says it is not the first time Iimbili had called him. “It is human, and for me in my own capacity, I also did not expect the private discussion to have been recorded and circulated in that fashion. I am not a tribalist as being portrayed,” he said. Contacted for comment Iimbili admitted she had several telephonic conversations with the governor but denied that she had anything to do with the circulation of the audio. She, rather startlingly, has denied knowledge of the recording and insisted she did not listen to it.
Tuesday, July 25 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 3 Foreign bogus healers denied bail Selma Ikela Windhoek Two alleged fake healers and a fellow Ugandan man were all denied bail when they appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Friday. The three accused are Kikabi Jamada, Ismail Kisenyi and Dirisa Almanda Waswa, who all face charges of entering Namibia without proper or valid passports. They also face a second charge of conducting business without proper work permit. The three men were arrested on July 3 after two clients claimed Jamada, who trades under the names Dr Gombe, Dr Zamba and Juma, disappeared with their N 000 without being promoted to supervisory positions at work as promised by the so-called healer. Police perused through the healers’ cellphones and found messages from conned victims who complained that herbs prescribed to them were ineffective. Police invited anyone conned by the three men to come forth and 22 cases have since been lodged with the police. Public prosecutor Bernandine Bertolini said the States objected to bail being granted to the three men because the accused persons are foreign nationals who are a fright risk. Bertolini further said it will not be in the interest of the administration of justice to grant bail because one of the accused, Kisenyi, has a pending matter and there is fear that he will commit further offences if released. During the court appearance, Magistrate Ndapewa Photo: Selma Ikela Fake it till you make it… From left, Dirisa Almanda, Ismail Kisenyi, Nampol officer Paul Shivera and Kikabi Jamada during their arrest. Celma Amadhila adjourned the case to tomorrow for plea. She said the accused persons can bring formal bail applications should they wish to be released on bail. Afrika Jantjies is the legal representative for the accused persons. Judge assigned to bar owner’s trial Photo: Emmency Nuukala Danger zone… A 10-year-old boy died on the spot after he was hit by a vehicle while crossing the Western Bypass last week Thursday. Western Bypass speed limit to be reduced Selma Ikela Windhoek The speed limit on the Western Bypass will be reduced from 120 km/h to 80km/h to mitigate accidents on that stretch of the road, the Ministry of Works and Transport has confirmed. Works and transport ministerial spokesperson Julius Ngweda told New Era there are on-going discussions with stakeholders such as Road Authority (RA), Windhoek City Police and the Namibian Police regarding such speed regulation. Ngweda said the time has come to make a decision regarding that high risk stretch of the road that will have a positive impact on people using it. Reducing the speed limit on that road means that it will no longer be a highway but freeway, Ngweda informed New Era. The Western Bypass has become the scene of numerous deaths involving pedestrians. Last month, an accident on the Western Bypass claimed two lives of Academia Secondary School pupils and taxi driver. Last week, a 10-year-old boy died on the spot while trying to cross the road with other children on the Western Bypass. Ngweda stated that once they reduce the speed limit to 80km/h, the ministry will monitor the situation on the Western Bypass. “If the situation is fine the speed limit will remain at 80 km/h but if we realise that this is not working, we will possibly reduce it to 60 km/h,” remarked Ngweda. Ngweda indicated part of the discussion with stakeholders is looking at the roads that enter that Western Bypass in Cimbebasia, Academia and Pionerspark as they are problematic and accidents often occur there. He explained that motorists using these roads find it difficult to turn onto the Western Bypass because their vehicles are at low speed while those joining the Western Bypass are often at high speed. Asked about motorists who are against the speed reduction, Ngweda explained that it is important that no lives are lost on the Western Bypass. He stated the public will be informed about changes regarding the Western Bypass through the media. City Police Chief Abraham Kanime added that one needed to look at the underlying causes of the accidents on the Western Bypass, which he said is the attitude of the drivers. “Until such time when the drivers change their attitude such as avoiding unnecessary u-turns, speeding and being inconsiderate of other road users, this carnage would persist” he remarked. In addition, Kanime stated that drivers should not only be regulated by road signs but by the activities happening along the roads. “When you are on the road and you see a sign saying there are animals, you slow down. This portion of the road is busy and to be in a better position to avoid accidents, consider your speed and other road users,” he stated. Kanime further said the speed reduction proposition is receiving attention and they had a series of discussion and meetings and expect to have more changes on the Western Bypass. “It will prove futile if drivers don’t change their behaviour.” A pedestrian, Christine Goliath, 44, who spoke during the accident that claimed the life of 10-year-boy last week said this about the Western Bypass: “It is dangerous to cross this road. If I see cars, I run. The speed limit should be reduced.” Roland Routh Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute has been assigned to the trial of a bar owner from Katutura who is facing multiple charges including murder, attempted murder, arms and ammunitions charges and a charge of defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice relating to a shooting incident in 2014. The incident ended in the death of a 21-yearold woman. The matter will resume on Thursday when Judge Shivute and the defense counsel, Jan Wessels together with the State counsel will determine trial dates. Sakarias Mathias, 57, is accused of killing Magdalena Fredricks when he shot her allegedly at point blank range at BSK Bar at Katutura Central Shops in a fit of jealousy on April 09, 2014. He is also facing a charge of attempted murder for allegedly firing shots at Patrick Hawala with the intent to murder him, and hitting him in the thigh. Alternatively, he allegedly wrongfully and unlawfully handled or discharged a firearm and did thereby negligently injure and endanger the life or limb of Hawala. With regard to the arms and ammunition charges, it is charged by the State that Mathias unlawfully and negligently pointed a firearm at David Neingo as well as one count of possession of a firearm [without] a licence and a count of possessing ammunition without a license. Mathias further faces one count of defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice for, in an unknown manner, disposing of the firearm thereby frustrating with police investigations and prosecution as well as identifying the origin and owner of the firearm. According to the indictment, the deceased was at BSK Bar in the company of Hawala and Neingo when Mathias arrived and fired shots indiscriminately at the entrance of the bar and then aimed the firearm at the deceased and shot her in her abdomen. He then turned the firearm at Hawala and fired several shots at the fleeing Hawala and shot him in the thigh. He allegedly also pointed the firearm at Neingo who managed to run away unscathed, the indictment read. The accused then left the scene and the deceased was taken to hospital where she died hours later due to the gun shot injury sustained, the court heard.