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New Era Newspaper Tuesday March 6, 2018

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4 NEWS Tuesday, March 6 2018 | NEW ERA Sibbinda Hilma Nakanduungile Kyarecan A group of about 70 San people from Kyarecan village in Sibbinda Constituency some 21 kilometres west of Katima Mulilo last Saturday received rice, cooking oil and shoes worth N,000 from the Africa Hope and Development Foundation (AHDF). Speaking at the event, the founder of AHDF Dr Ernest Kombo said the organisation has been working hard to ensure they help the marginalised community, considering what has been declared by President Hage Geingob that no one should feel left out. “We are trying to see how to bring a contribution towards what the government is doing in the country because we believe that the government alone cannot do it all. It needs support from non-governmental organizations,” emphasised Kombo. the President under the division of marginalised communities in the Zambezi Region could not hide his joy. He said having worked with the San people for so long and observed their struggles; he is thankful and happy for the donations. “These people struggle so much, I am therefore urging the local business people to follow this example,” he stressed. He added that if other local business people could come forth, it will really help the marginalised community to achieve their goals. Asked how she feels about the donation, Miliko Kwaluku joyously said that she hopes the donors will come back again. “I am very excited for what I received. I hope the doctor will come back again,” she said smilingly. Also speaking at the occasion, the Councillor of Sibbinda Constituency, Ignatius Chunga, praised the donor and his whole team for the good initiative. “I really appreciate what you have done and happy that you selected this village which is among the most disadvantaged,” he said. AHDF is an international organisation that aims to create sustainable projects which will nent so as to bring transformation - AHDF and advancement ries. The organisation was founded with the primary goal of promoting community development programmes and projects , improving the lives of Namibian citizens and those of its member states in Southern Africa by providing services tailored to meet their social needs, and minimising genderbased violence, alcohol and drug abuse, birth defects, abortion and baby dumping. Besides the donations, electricity, blankets and mattresses are some of the things that this community longs for. - - Unknown person kills village headman John Muyamba Rundu A village headman at Samahiho located 25 km east of Rundu died after an unknown assailant slit his throat with a sharp object on Sunday night at around 22h00. Johannes Mushosho, a 72-year-old male pensioner. “The headman went to close the gates to his homestead and before he could go to bed someone snuck in and slit his throat. One of his grandsons who went to pee saw his grandfather falling and he was groaning,” said Kavango East crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu, who “We are investigating a murder case. were tracking the suspect last night and there was no success as it was raining ing,” he said. some dispute in the family and whether the headman was accused of witchcraft.” BURSARY OPPORTUNITY!! New Era Publication Corporation is hereby inviting Finance/ Economics students from recognised institutions of higher learning to apply for a bursary funding. 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Tuesday, March 6 2018| NEW ERA NEWS 5 South-South Cooperation from different government ministries left for China on Sunday for a two-week course in capacity building. In the front row (second from left), Liu Huabo the economic and commercial counsellor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and Mary Hangula, the Namibian delegation’s leader, on Liu’s left. Photo: Emmency Nuukala Seven in court over fuel card fraud John Muyamba Rundu Six petrol attendants and a government employee recently appeared in court on charges of fuel card fraud following their arrest after it was discovered they had been defrauding the government through the unauthorised use of petrol cards of a broken-down bus and a truck allocated to the Frans Dimbare Youth Centre in Mukwe Constituency. The two vehicles, whose details the group have been using, belong to the Frans Dimbare Youth Centre in Mukwe in Kavango East and have not been in use since last June. The seven accused have appeared before magistrate Sonia Sampofu in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court. Vindju Johannes Munenda (50), who is an employee at the government garage in Rundu, appeared on two counts of fraud with three petrol attendants from Paradise Puma Service Station and three other petrol attendants from Hombe Service Station in Divundu. Other petrol attendants resigned in a hurry but the police are on their heels. Munenda was denied bail because he also has two other pending cases of fraud. However, his co-accused, who are petrol attendants at Paradise Puma Service Station, namely: Muyenga Matheus Mbangu (25), Berhard Haingura (41) and Petrus Kasekere (61), were granted N,000 bail each. Three female petrol attendants Makalitya Agripina (36), Maria Iina Shapumba (41), and Evalista Haingura (34), were released on warning. The suspects defrauded government of petrol worth N5,847.86, which they fraudulently bought at Paradise Puma Service Station. The government also incurred a loss of N8,731.07 through petrol fraudulently bought through Hombe Service Station. The case was postponed to April 16 for further police investigations and all the seven suspects are expected to make their second court appearance. Prosecutor Emma Mayavero represented the State. INVITATION TO A PUBLIC MEETING EIA & EMP PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF A KUNENE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER (KVTC) IN KHORIXAS, KUNENE REGION. Namibia Training Authority (NTA) is proposing to construct a Kunene Vocational Training Center (KVTC) in Khorixas to improve technical skills in that area. In line with national statutory environmental requirements, Namibia Training Authority (NTA) appointed D&P Engineers and Environmental Consultant to prepare and submit an application for an environmental clearance as required by the Environmental Management Act, no. 7 of 2007. All I&AP’s are invited to a public meeting. Venue: Eddie Bowe Primary School, Khorixas, Date: 16 March 2018 from 15:00 to 17:00. For more information please contact: Mr Timo David (PrEng) Tel: +264 61 302672M Fax: +264 61 255 207 Email: or RFA inks deal with local authorities Nuusita Ashipala Ondangwa The Road Fund Administration (RFA) last Friday signed several procedure manual agreements with 14 approved RFA is expected to sign agreements with 57 local authorities by the end of this week. The agreements were initiated two years ago to improve funding allocation to approved local authorities and by extension, settlements within the regional councils. The procedure manual agreements are effective from April 1 with provision to be reviewed after every three years depending on the need for the revision. RFA Chief Executive Officer, Ali Ipinge, said the procedure agreements are also set to fortify relationships between RFA and the local authorities. “I believe this really help us to have a much better engagement as stakeholders and also clarify what is your expectation from RFA and also from us what is the expectation from us as an investor in your road management programme,” said Ipinge. According to Ipinge, the exercise should not be regarded as a punitive measure and a constraint to road Setting standards… RFA CEO Ali Ipinge handing over the agreement procedure manual to the Manager of Public Health and Environment at Oshakati Town Council Kornelius Kapolo. Photo: Victoria Kaapanda maintenance funding. He said the process is a streamlining approved local authorities better, and for “The RFA would like to see proper budgeting, project planning and optimal utilisation of the allocated funds at local and regional authority levels,” said Ipinge. RFA will pay for work done and such money not utilised by the end of treasury. He further stressed that the mandate of the road fund is to maintain and preserve roads infrastructure, however, it does not fund construction of the new roads. Ipinge said RFA is committed to meet the funding requests of the local authorities and as such has increased its funding by 39 percent to N7 million from N million. It is the hope of the road fund to continue increasing the budget yearly depending on the availability of funds. He encouraged the local authorities to submit their budget requests to RFA by September 30th every year in order to qualify for funding. LAW SOCIETY OF NAMIBIA (LSN) VACANCY The Law Society of Namibia (LSN) is a self-regulating (1995), which serves the profession and the public by promoting justice, protecting the independence of the judiciary and upholding the Rule of Law. The Law Society of Namibia, an equal-opportunity LEGAL OFFICER The application should be addressed to: The Director, The Law Society of Namibia 1st Floor, Namlex Chambers Please Note: for shortlisting. information submitted. appointment. The applications should be hand-delivered. NO electronic copies will be accepted. Closing Date: Monday, 19 March 2018 For more information please visit our website: http://

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