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New Era Newspaper Wednesday December 13, 2017

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2 NEWS Wednesday, December 13 2017 | NEW ERA COURTS From page 1 According to the chief public relations Yvette Husselmann, this constitutes a a satisfactory performance. A total of been hampered by many issues, which courtrooms to an unresponsive case management system and a shortage This waste is generated at healthcare facilities such as pharmacies, veterinaries, laboratories and general practitioners and would generally go through a nonburning process and then be disposed of at Kupferberg dumpsite on the periphery of the city. Other waste, such as amputated body parts, or medicine, would be burned in the incinerator. The construction of the new facility, NOTICE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) FOR THE PROPOSED MINING ACTIVITIES ON MINING CLAIMS 70414 AND 70415 AT FARM DOBBELSBERG NO. 99 ERONGO REGION & INVITATION TO A PUBLIC MEETING Project Name: Proponent: Project Location: - Public Meeting Date: Venue: Time: Deadline for submission of comments: of digital court recording equipment. There is a shortage of police investigators and staff in the form of judicial support personnel, according to the The lower courts consist of 34 magistrates’ courts and are subdivided into the regional and district courts. A total ranging from criminal, civil to child welfare and domestic violence. According to the judiciary, the backlog of cases in the lower courts remains high on the agenda of the magistracy. Anti-poaching patrols season Albertina Nakale Windhoek The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has warned poachers that it will intensify its anti-poaching patrols this festive season. COUNCILLOR From page 1 “He told me he got complaints from the community about him having he said that we cannot work together because we do not share the same ideologies,” he said. Jossop said it is unfortunate be- serve all people, and anyone can work work there because I am from LPM,” he said. INCINERATOR From page 1 In this regard, the public are warned to refrain from any wildlife crimes that may lead to their arrest, and thus spend the festive season in custody. The festive season often presents a window of opportunity for poachers to commit their unholy acts, with !Kharuxab however denied claims that Jossop was asked to stop work because of his association with LPM, saying the situation arose because he was not active in carrying out his duties, as he had other responsibilities to attend to, and thus spent little time lor with no choice but to get another volunteer. He explained that the two had some kind of gentleman’s agreement, saying on paper, and because Jossop was not doing much, he got a new volunteer “Charles was not pro-active, it is situated in the Northern Industrial Area, cost N million. Asked if the facility will not contribute to air pollution and if it is environmental safe, the municipal Tsauseb, said the facility has been cleared by the Ministry of Environment and in terms of our operation and that was only attained because we gave them the assurance how and to what degree the air emission will be treated, and that the air-cleaning equipment is there. In total, OUR CONTACT DETAILS AND INFORMATION “In view of these challenges the chief of justice has appointed a task team to examine and address these issues with the aim of alleviating the criminal backlog of cases,” explained Husselmann, adding that the magistracy remains committed to reducing the backlog with the resources in its possession. The high court on the other hand recorded a relatively high A the hope that many law enforcement the festive season with their families. However, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism spokesperson Romeo Muyunda in an interview with New Era yesterday warned would-be offenders they would pay dearly for experienced an alarming increase in the poaching of elephant and rhino. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism recently reported that One of the actions taken by the I have my party ideologies which I am mandated to execute, and what I expect from anyone, no matter which party, is to do what is expected of you,” he said. Despite denying the allegations, the councillor said that Jossop did not even after actively participating in the movement’s events several times, adding that to make matters worse he found many LPM documents in his a public facility. “The biggest challenge was when EDITOR Chrispin Inambao cinambao@nepc.com.na EDITORIAL newsroom@nepc.com.na Tel: +264 61 - 2080800 Fax: +264 61 - 235 419 EDITORIAL BOARD: Toivo Ndjebela, Chrispin Inambao, Desie Heita, Helvi Shaanika, Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro, Carlos Kambaekwa REGIONAL OFFICES Tel: +264 66 - 253 049 Cell: +264 81 488 6594 / +264 81 124 2895 Tel: +264 66 - 256 298 Cell +264 81 217 1888 jmuyamba@nepc.com.na Tel: +264 65 - 238 990 Fax: +264 65 - 231 305 north@nepc.com.na Tel: +264 67 - 221 652 Cell: +264 81 456 8643 osimasiku@nepc.com.na Cell: +264 81 217 9739 Cell: +264 81 204 8078 edeklerk@nepc.com.na Tel: +264 63 - 222 057 Cell: +264 81 312 5975 mhamutenya@nepc.com.na forward from the previous year. For the new criminal matters were initiated in the high court, main division. Five stream criminal judges presided over that issues such as granting of bail to repeat offenders, long delays between delays in the appointment of legal aid counsel and long periods of criminal trials would be addressed through the task team that will be spearheaded by Deputy Chief Justice Petrus Damaseb. Namibian authorities to deal with the increase in poaching was to amend the penalty provisions under the Nature Muyunda said the public should also note that the ministry has reviewed the Nature Conservation Or- and penalties for poaching and other related wildlife crimes were increased to enhance their deterrent effect. The June this year, substantially increase the penalties for the illegal hunting of elephant or rhino, from a maximum of LPM information there, and I represent the public and do not want to confuse people at the end of the day, and based on that I told him that we cannot work together,” he said. !Kharuxab further denied claims that he had sent any message to Jossop telling him that he was disappointed that he supports LPM, and that he has a huge potential to become someone in future, and that he can reach his potential if he aligns with the right party and not joins upcoming parties. The councillor showed New Era the messages exchanged between the two, saying he had at no point sent him such a message, adding it is fabricated. about 65 to 70 percent of the incinerator is only air-cleaning equipment, and you can see the emphasis that is there,” stressed Tsauseb. He added that they are also residents of the city and want to make sure they don’t harm themselves or anybody else. The facility is expected to open in March next year. The autoclave and incinerator testing will be done in January and February next year respectively. Pending matters that need to be done before the commencement of the facility include training of industry whose waste will be managed at the facility, and promulgation of tariffs, amongst others. “We did the inspection with our consultant already and it’s only issuing the work done, and have they honoured their contract,” he added. Tsauseb stated the waste management policy as a priority struction started. Tel: +264 63 - 204 180 Cell: +264 81 245 9714 tabraham@iway.na DISTRIBUTION & SUBSCRIPTIONS Ernst Apollus eapollus@nepc.com.na Tel: +264 61 - 2080800 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 MARKETING, SALES & PRODUCTION Festus Goseb fgoseb@nepc.com.na sales@nepc.com.na Tel: +264 61 - 2080800 Fax: +264 61 - 220 584 PILCHARD From page 1 minister has always based his action on scientific advice given to him by the Marine Resources Advisory Council, made up of scientists, trade unionists and “We have a scientific council that advises the minister to ensure we manage and climate change. But scientists are monitoring the situation, hence the zero ton for this season. We must sustain them so they don’t get extinct,” Tweya noted. Last year, Cabinet, on the recommendations of Esau, approved the harvesting managed to catch 3,400 metric tons of the total allocation. Further, Tweya at the said Cabinet also endorsed that the TAC for horse mackerel be set at 340,000 He also announced that Cabinet endorsed that the TAC for deep-sea red crab be set at 3,446 metric tons Following several accusations that Esau has been advancing the interests of put the brakes on pilchard leadership defended that they took a conservative approach by not banning the of several reasons. The permanent secretary ses Maurihungirire, earlier in an advert placed in the local press explained that fears created by the media, to imply that pilchard stocks were not being managed in a sustainable and responsible manner, were incorrect. Maurihungirire said they considered several factors before pushing ahead with the exploitation of pilchards. He said pilchard stocks were mainly affected by mental changes such as sea surface temperatures and sea upwelling, which affected food production for pilchards, and the predation of pilchards by seals, sea birds and other predators. Maurihungirire said that pilchards had suffered unsustainable harvesting in the past, which resulted in a drop in catches from over one million metric istry had observed that the natural mortality of pilchards was quite high, adding such volume will be removed by natural mortality, even if it is not allocated via the total allowable catch process.

WEATHERMEN & CO Wednesday, December 13 2017 | NEW ERA Nampol to set up festive emergency centres Maria Amakali Windhoek With the number of road accidents on the rise and lives being needlessly lost as a result, the Namibian police will be setting up temporary emergency centres to cater for peak-season emergencies. According to Nampol spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, the objective behind the initiative is to ensure that there is rapid police and emergency response to those in need of it during the festive season, which is the time when most road accidents occur. “These temporary emergency centres will be set up on roads that experience high traf- police presence on all major roads, especially the B1 and B2 highways,” said Kanguatjivi, who expressed the hope that this would save lives. The temporary emergency centres will be set up at Etunda, Nuusita Ashipala Ondangwa Northern Electricity Distributor (Nored) has increased its turnover by 10 percent from N4 million in the previ- million this year. Nored board chairperson Sacky Kayone said the increase was due to increased tariffs and new customer connections made by June. In addition to the increased turnover, Nored also saw an increase of 13 percent on its cost of sales, while its percent from N0 million to N4 million. About N million, which was wrongly charged on penalties by NamPower, was reimbursed back to Nored. This was announced at the 15 th annual general meeting of Nored attended by stakeholders at Ondangwa on Friday. Apart from the price increases, stakeholders at the meeting complained about the delay in electricity connections and power outages Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi between Otavi and Otjiwarongo, at Farm Success situated between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo, and at Wilhelmsdal, which is located between Okahandja and Karibib. “These centres will operate on three shifts, 14-hours seven days a week and each base will host a mobile roadblock unit,” Kanguatjivi stated. Kanguatjivi told New Era that although the main priority of these centres is to respond to road accidents and crashes, the centres are equipped to deal with others cases reported by members of the public. “Depending of the jurisdiction, cases that are not constituted as road accidents will be referred to the nearest station,” Kanguatjivi noted. He further said that Nampol has made available inasfar as possible the required resources, so that they can attend to policing needs “We are equipped and ready to serve and protect. It is therefore advisable that drivers desist from driving under up spending Christmas behind bars,” Kanguatjivi warned. Nored increases turnover by 10 percent Healthy returns… Chairperson of the Nored board Sacky Kayone and CEO Fillemon Nakashole. Photo: Nuusita Ashipala at Okahao, Eenhana as well as Nkurenkurul. Okahao Town Council in particular complained that they were losing investors as a result. In response Nored CEO Fillemon Nakashole said they were aware of the shortcomings, which he said others, the tedious process of applying for power to preparing the quotations. “We have the capacity. We have appointed 23 external contractors to aid in clearing the backlog and by June 2017 we only had a month’s backlog,” Nakashole said, adding that government projects continue to enjoy priority when it comes to He thus appealed to regional councils to alert Nored when making applications ment projects, so that these can be exempted from the applications. While several achievements were recorded over the past year, Nored continues to face challenges. Kayone said the issue of transmission capacity constraints to the northeast regions would only be addressed once the transmission project is completed by NamPower. The projection timeframe for completion is sometime year. Similarly, the rains continue to affect service delivery in many areas. In addition, there has also been an increase in incidents of vandalism of the network infrastructure by the public. Apart from building under power lines, some customers are denying others access to electricity by forbidding them to dig through their NEWS 3 African airlines carry only 3 percent of global air Eveline de Klerk Swakopmund African airlines carry less than a paltry three advised to develop progressive policies and regulatory reforms that will stimulate growth on the continent’s aviation industry. This is according to Dr Ibrahim Assane ing of the third edition of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) currently underway in Swakopmund. PIDA was adopted in 2012 by African presidents as the continental strategic infrastructure framework for the African Union’s stakeholders and partners to address the infrastructure trade, increase growth and create jobs on the continent. Addressing the delegates during the opening - carries a fraction - less than 3 percent of the despite the fact that the continent constitutes over 17 percent of the world’s population. “This is indeed a clear indication that we in Africa need to prioritise and pay more attention to aviation and air transportation in Africa during the next phase of the PIDA priority Action plan,” he said. He added that Africa needs to increase participation in the global market by designing national and regional aviation master plans, to address existing disparities within the aviation sector. According to Mayaki, most African countries have developed sectoral master plans in key areas such as agriculture, transport, education and water, but paid less attention to the aviation sector. “The time has come for us to ease the free air movement of people and stimulate affordable air transportation prices. We need to take the necessary regional and continental regulatory and policy reforms toward the single African air transport market. “However, the realisation of the single African air transport market will be dependent on progressive policy and regulatory reforms that will stimulate growth in Africa’s aviation industry.,” Mayaki explained. He said a single African air transport market would enhance intra-regional air connectivity and address the current constraints of regional air transport access, while creating more air and create more opportunities for cross-border investment in the production and service industries, including tourism and intra-Africa trade. “Therefore, the PIDA Week is an opportunity strategise on how best we can maximise the opportunities before us,” he said. OLD WAY Total cost=N Sending money to your mother in the village NEW WAY Bank Better with FNB’s electronic channels Get a taxi and drive to a shop where the ATM is located (N) It takes 3 days to get the money to your mother and she ends up with less than you sent Spend 2 days trying to find someone trustworthy who can take the money to your mother The car breaks down on the way and she has to wait another day. 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