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Wednesday, April 25 2018 | NEW ERA NEWS 8 Nambinga holds on to RDP presidency Victorious… Jeremiah Nambinga RECHARGE FOR POSTPAID Roland Routh Windhoek Jeremiah Nambinga is holding on to the presidency of former after Windhoek High Court an order in his favour after he Introducing Recharge for Postpaid Terms and Conditions apply. An exclusive first for the Nation. Postpaid customers can now recharge their numbers with any MTC recharge voucher any place, any time. How? Recharge by sending the recharge code via *132#, SMS 132, IVR call to 132 and *682#. Follow instructions on the MTC recharge vouchers. applied to have decisions taken at a meeting on August 12 last year to oust him as president of the party declared null and void. He was granted an interdict against 18 members of his National Executive Committee him as president. The judge issued a special court order in November last year ordering the NEC consisting of Nginingilwandumbo Dawson and Ekonia on December 08 why the decision taken on August 12 whereby they adopted Nambinga should not be declared null and void. All of the respondents cited in the matter opposed the application by Nambinga. The order was made and the respondents were ordered to pay the costs of the action on the scale of one instructing and one instructed counsel. Nambinga was r e p r e s e n t e d b y A d v o c a t e G e r s o n Narib on instructions the respondents by Advocate Albert Strydom on instructions Partners. During a meeting of the NEC in August this a number of issues including the bad showing at the last elections and a in Nambinga’s prowess to lead them out of the wilderness. Nambinga walked out of the meeting and the NEC proceeded to adopt CC meeting is scheduled to discuss his imminent departure from the position as president contacted his lawyers and instructed them to launch the urgent application. A c c o r d i n g t o to oust him was not taken According to him the NEC do not have the power to declare a vote and further that there is no provision for a in the constitution of the that the constitution of a Discipline and Audit Commission to institute processes with regard to disciplinary measures Parliament and all other

NEW ERA Bank Windhoek adds more local languages to ATMs Page 15 INSIDE BUSINESS This news is your business SMEs receive equipment worth N0,000 Staff Reporter Windhoek Fourteen small and medium enterprise (SME) business owners from Moses Garoeb Constituency received business equipment donations worth N0,000 to boost their business. The donations were made by the constituency with the funding provided by the Khomas Regional Council and were announced by councillor Martin David. Business owners had to apply for the grant and were selected according to certain criteria such as the business should be running, applicants should be a constituency resident and have not ben- The constituency councillor to uplift their business and create employment for other residents by offering them job opportunities. machines worth N,000 is Angel Frans of Angel Fashion Design who previously relied on one machine to do her work. Frans said the two machines are a boost to her business and she can sew many more items than before. Frans added that she can now employ an additional Assisted… Radiators with his donated equipment. Photo: Contributed employee to assist her and urged the Khomas Regional Council to continue assisting other smaller businesses. meni Moses of Dumeni Radia- tors and petrol tanks. He also cleans and repairs diesel tanks. Moses acquired skills from a garage where he was previously employed and decided to start his own business. Moses is a resident of Havana and his business is stationed in Single Quarters at Scara Car Wash. “My business has been boosted with the donation. I got certain type of work in the past which I couldn’t do because I didn’t have the right equipment and I turned down the offers but it will be different now,” said Moses. Basil employees protest over unfair working conditions Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya Employees of Basil Read Mining at Weatherly International’s Tschudi Copper Mine last week staged a peaceful demonstration and petitioned the management over unfair working conditions as well as low wages. The demonstration was held at the mine situated some 20 kilometres outside Tsumeb in Oshikoto Region. Hundreds of employees denounced forms of discrimination and threats perpetuated by the management and demanded payment of overtime and lunch hours which have been due since 2014. “We are the ones that are running the production but we are treated as slaves in our own country. We are forced to work in the sun, rain, dusty conditions while people sitting in air-conditioned given quality personal protective equipment (PPE)” stressed Tracey Naris, who read the petition on behalf of the employees. Furthermore, they said they feel threatened and not happy with the words used by the operations manager Theo Silver, he allegedly often saying the gate is open for those that are not happy with their salaries. ‘When you came here, you signed the contract because of your hunger, I did not call you from your house. You came looking for a job at Basil Read, if you are not happy you must resign and go to B2 Gold or Swakop Uranium where there is better life for you. No gun was pointed at you to sign the contract,’ stressed Naris, while narrating Silver’s inappropriate remarks. Naris said employees are working under unsafe conditions such as without communicating radios. “Drilling officers are forced to work without radio, ing block. We can clearly see that we are working under dangerous conditions, our lives are at stake,” fumed Naris. The workers demonstrated under the auspices of the Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN) and gave the management 10 days to respond. The petition was received by Silver who said he will forward it to the right authorities. Another reason why you should SWITCH to FNB. #3 Don’t pay more than you should. Get fixed banking fees with Electronic Pricing Option of N7. Call 061 299 2222 or SMS GOLD to 34778 and a consultant will call you back. For more reasons why you should switch, go to Terms and conditions apply. 4790 GOLD Lifestyle | Debit Card 4000 1234 0000 0000 15 046 E Open an FNB Gold Lifestyle Account before 31 July 2018 and stand a chance to win back your first salary deposit. WEATHERMEN & CO

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