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New Era Newspaper Tuesday July 25, 2017

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8 THE FEEDBAK

8 THE FEEDBAK Tuesday, July 25 2017 | NEW ERA Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Query: Honourable Zephania Kameeta, is poverty only existing in Windhoek? You should start giving food in all regions. Even the region where you are from, people are going hungry. Your ministry is a duplication of the emergency management unit in the Office of the Prime Minister. Response: The food bank is a new programme in Namibia, being piloted in Windhoek and covers 7 of the 10 constituencies in the Khomas Region, a process which was gradually rolled out with logistical and financial resources per constituency since 30 June 2016. This implies that even in Khomas Region, the roll-out was gradual since June 2016. The Ministry of Poverty Zephania Kameeta Eradication and Social Welfare is currently assessing the operations of the food bank. The assessment was necessitated by the fact that the number of beneficiaries (extremely poor) in Khomas Region was much higher than the national poverty line indicators in Namibia. The assessment that is currently being carried out is to make sure that only the vulnerable and extremely poor people benefit from the food bank, as well as to determine the sustainability and possible reforms thereof. The ministry will hold consultations with other regions outside Khomas Region, in order to give effect to its expansion programme, subject to resources availability. This information will be shared in due course. • Lot Ndamanomhata, Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare, E-mail Address: Lot. Ndamanomhata@mpesw.gov.na Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Query: Mr President, please be informed that we, the workers of A. Wutow Trading, have not enjoyed the 27 years of independence, as there is still discrimination between blacks and whites, as can be reflected in the huge salary gaps. The Employment Equity Commission (EEC) is deaf and blind although there was a complaint lodged in this regard. They even cancelled the recognition agreement with our trade union. Response: The Employment Equity Commission (EEC) would like to acknowledge receipt of complaints regarding the alleged violation of some provisions of the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, No. 29 of 1998, among the workers of A. Wutow Trading Company. The Commission conducted investigations into the alleged violation of the provisions of the Affirmative Action (Employment) Act, No. 29 of 1998, and is still busy gathering all possible evidence from the employer and employees in order to arrive at the informed conclusion regarding the complaints. If the allegations against the employer proved to be true, the EEC will deal with the employer in accordance with the provisions of the law. The complainant will be informed accordingly about the outcomes of the investigations. The allegations that the Office of the Employment Equity Commission cancelled the Recognition Agreement with the trade union is devoid of any truth. The Labour Act, No. 11 of 2007 provides for employers and employees to enter into Recognition Agreements and the Commission has therefore, no role to play in this regard and thus cannot play any role in the agreements between employers and employees. Query: Ministry of Labour, can you please tell us, the Cymot Central Warehouse employees, why it is compulsory to work overtime? In which law is it stated that overtime is compulsory. We the black workers don’t have any freedom in this organisation. Response: It is unlawful to force employees to work overtime. Any overtime work to be performed by employees should be agreed upon by all the affected employees. If the employer requires the employees to exceed the overtime prescribed limit, the employer should apply in writing with the consent of the affected employees to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour for permission to increase the limits on overtime work. The employer should only start with the overtime work in excess of the prescribed limit once approval is granted by the Permanent Secretary. Upon approval, the Permanent Secretary shall issue conditions indicating the class of employees to whom such permission applies; the new limits on overtime work; any conditions concerning the working of that particular overtime and the period of such authorisation. It should also be noted that the Permanent Secretary has power to amend or withdraw such authorisation at any time. If the author of this SMS has not gone through this process, especially signing a document to agree on working overtime, then he/she is advised to contact his/her nearest Ministry of Labour Office to lodge a formal complaint. This information is also applicable to any other workers that may be in a similar situation. • Maria Hedimbi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, E-mail Address: maria.hedimbi@mol.gov.na Ministry of Environment and Tourism Minister of Environment and Tourism, can you please come to the rescue of the poor community of Kabulabula conservancy? The conservancy does not belong to the community. It is now the private property of the management committee and two officials from your ministry stationed in Katima Mulilo. These are the people who are milking the money of the conservancy while the community gets nothing. The committee is clinging to power four years after the end of their term of office and they keep the community in the dark about the affairs of the conservancy. Response: The Ministry and in particular the Minister takes note of the concerns raised. We will investigate the allegations of financial mismanagement, term of office for the committee and the ministry’s staff involvement in the affairs of the conservancy. Additionally, we will establish within the same investigation if the conservancy has hosted annual general meetings as required. The outcome of this investigation will enable us to take appropriate action. • Romeo Muyunda, Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, E-mail Address: romeo.muyunda@met. gov.na SC 22_02_15 Our commitment To be the leading publication corporation, which adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards within Namibia and beyond.

Tuesday, July 25 2017 | NEW ERA ADVERT 9 SCHEDULE OF THE APPROVED ELECTRICITY TARIFFS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2017/18 The Electricity Control Board (ECB) recently approved a 4.6% average increase on all NamPower distribution tariffs, effective from 01 July 2017. The tariff increase for the financial year 2017/18 is intended to ensure that NamPower can sustainably provide for the future electricity needs of the nation. The increase is applicable to NamPower distribution customers, i.e., Large Power Users and Small Power Users. In accordance with Section 27, subsection (2) of the Electricity Act 4 of 2007, ‘The Board may from time to time, upon application by a licensee, revise the schedule of approved tariffs of the licensee concerned, and may require the licensee to submit such information as the Board may require for that purpose.’ SCHEDULE OF APPROVED DISTRIBUTION TARIFFS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2017/18 TARIFF TARIFF 2016/17 TARIFF 2017/18 Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh DISTRIBUTORS - SMALL POWER USERS 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 TARIFF TARIFF 2016/17 TARIFF 2017/18 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh DISTRIBUTORS - LARGE POWER USERS 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 WATER PUMPING - SMALL POWER USERS WATER PUMPING - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 FARMS MAIN SUPPLY - SMALL POWER USERS FARMS MAIN SUPPLY - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 FARMS ADDITIONAL SUPPLY - SMALL POWER USERS FARMS ADDITIONAL SUPPLY - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 MINES - SMALL POWER USERS MINES - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 COMMERCIAL - SMALL POWER USERS COMMERCIAL - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 IRRIGATION AGRICULTURE - SMALL POWER USERS IRRIGATION AGRICULTURE - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 PLOTS AND SCHOOLS - SMALL POWER USERS PLOTS AND SCHOOLS - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 211.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 217.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 121.00 231.00 211.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 121.00 262.00 239.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 EXPORT - SMALL POWER USERS EXPORT - LARGE POWER USERS Charge per unit - c/kWh Service charge - N$/month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month 11.5 kVA - 1 x 50 Amps 16 kVA - 1 x 70 Amps 23 kVA - 2 x 50 Amps 32 kVA - 2 x 70 Amps 25 kVA - 3 x 40 Amps 50 kVA - 3 x 80 Amps 75 kVA - 3 x 120 Amps Rental - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 219.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.750 1.120 226.00 515.00 275.00 385.00 550.00 770.00 660.00 1320.00 1980.00 Customer specifi c 1.900 1.120 Charge per unit - c/kWh Maximum Demand - N$/kW per month Maximum Demand - N$/kVA per month Reserved Capacity Charges - N.50/Amp/month Rental - N$/month Tariff rebate (N$/kW or N$/kVA) Service Charge - N$/month ECB Levy - c/kWh NEF Levy - c/kWh 127.00 237.00 214.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.750 1.120 127.00 269.00 243.00 5.50 Customer specifi c 2.00 1287.00 1.900 1.120 Issued by: Office of the Managing Director Corporate Communications & Marketing Enquiries: Tangeni Kambangula / Gladwin Groenewaldt Tel: +264 61 205 2391 Fax: +264 61 232 805 Email: Tangeni.Kambangula@nampower.com.na / Gladwin.Groenewaldt@nampower.com.na

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