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New Era Newspaper Wednesday December 13, 2017

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6 NEWS Accused child killer on the run WINDHOEK A Windhoek resident accused of murdering a 4-year-old boy in July 2015 after rumours surfaced that he is on the run. Muno Reeves Dawid, 46, was scheduled to make another appearance before High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo during a pre-trial conference of case management review on Tuesday morning, but did not show up for a second time. Dawid was initially absent from court on November 28, and since that day has been at large, with his whereabouts unknown. funded defence lawyer, Mbanga Siyomuinji, also made several calls was not reachable. before court for a second time, a warrant for his immediate arrest issued on November 28 remains in force. His bail of N,000 was on Tues- state coffers. If Dawid is re-arrested, he will be kept in police custody until the Dawid is accused of intentionally killing Athanosius Katholo Reeves Simbo on July 5, 2015 by hitting the child against a concrete wall at a house in Mika Shimbuli Street in Katutura. The state alleges that at the time of mother, Stella Fatima Simbo, were in a relationship and she told the accused Wednesday, December 13 2017 | NEW ERA Their relationship ended in 2012 care. Rumours, however, started to surface in the community that he was biological father. Cliff Lutibezi appeared for the state. – Nampa Fired Kayec teachers’ appeal dismissed Roland Routh Windhoek An appeal by thirteen former teachers of the Kayec Trust in Windhoek, who embarked on a strike for higher wages in July last year and were subsequently dismissed from their positions after the labour commissioner found the strike was unlawful and therefore unprotected, was dismissed in the Windhoek High Court last Friday. Labour Court Judge Boas Usiku found that the decision by the labour arbitrator that the strike was illegal and thus unprotected was correct and must stand. from June 23 to 25, but withdrew the strike notice because of the 48- hour provision of the Labour Act, and again issued a strike notice on June 28 to commence action on July 5 in 2016. However, according to the collective agreement between Kayec and the union representing the teachers, the Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu), before any industrial action can be under- must be given to the other party. The arbitrator found that this did not happen and thus declared the strike illegal and unprotected. The union and dismissed teachers did not agree and launched a review application in the Labour Court. The union and the teachers contended that the labour commissioner erred when she found the strike was illegal as they had apparently not adhered to the requirement in the recognition agreement that states either party embarking on industrial action. The teachers were issued a on April 26, 2016 and they commenced a strike on June 23 after giving Kayec 48-hour notice of the strike, and then called off that strike after realising they did not They however argued that by calling off the initial strike, they did not abandon their grievances, but merely postponed the industrial When they recommenced their strike on July 5, they were well within the time frame set by the recognition agreement, they argued through the legal representative, Advocate Thabang Phatela, on instructions of Metcalfe Attorneys. The arbitrator however disagreed and found that they called off the strike on June 25 and that indicated that the matter was resolved and as such they could not dispute issued in April, and had to start the process from scratch to According to Judge Usiku, it is common cause that there was a valid and binding recognition and procedural agreement between the parties, which among other things, provided that a party wishing to exercise its right to industrial action must give the other party at common cause the union and the teachers did not conform to that agreement. He said that while the Act makes provision for parties to for reasons agreed upon committed to longer period of notice, the Act binds the parties to such agreements for longer periods. “Since a collective agreement is valid and binding on the parties thereto, as contemplated by the Labour Act, the provisions of a collective agreement must be considered whenever a court or arbitration tribunal is called upon to consider the lawfulness or otherwise, of an act by a party, which is covered in the collective agreement,” Judge Usiku stated. He further said that where a party embarks upon a strike without complying with the requirement, the ensuing industrial action would be illegal and thus unprotected. He made no order as to costs. All enquiries shall be addressed to: Technical matters Artee Project Engineers RUNDU TOWN COUNCIL BID NOTICE Tenders are hereby invited from competent Civil Engineering Contractors for the Rehabilitation of Sam Nujoma Road (Between Sauyemwa Road and B10) Bid Title: Bid Number: Description: Rehabilitation of Sam Nujoma Road (Between Sauyemwa Road and B10) RTC01/2017 The work comprises of resurfacing of Sam Nujoma Road 1.51 km and will be conducted over a period of Five (5) Months. Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2018 at 11H00. Compulsory Pre-Bid Meeting: A compulsory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 10H00 on Tuesday, 19 December 2017 at the Technical Services Department of the Rundu Town Council Bid Documents: Available as from 10H00 on Tuesday, 13 December 2017 at the Regional Council) Levy: N$ 450.00 (Non-refundable) Delivery Address: Rundu Town Council, Private Bag 2128, Rundu Administration: Rundu Town Council INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES (Issued in accordance with the Public Procurement Act, 15 of 2015 and Regulations thereunder) Bids are invited through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures for the Provision of In-house Training to NAMFISA and the invitation is open to all Namibian bidders. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be downloaded by interested bidders from our corporate website at under “Opportunities” tab. The following procurement opportunities are therefore presented: Procurement Reference Number Description Provision of Training on Strategy Execution to NAMFISA Provision of Health & Safety Training to Provision of Supervisor Management Skills Training to NAMFISA Provision of In-House Training on Financial Analysis Skills to NAMFISA Provision of In-House Skills Training on Business Writing, Public Speaking and Presentation Bidders may submit proposals for all or selected packages. The proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked with the relevant “Procurement st 29 December 2017 at be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in (only written enquiries will be entertained) Mr. S. Shangeshapwako Cell: +264 813 415 211. E-mail: sshange@artee-engineers.com Ms Colleta Nsinano Tel: +264 66 266 421 E-mail: nsinano@rundutown.org Bidders are encouraged to register on NAMFISA’s Preferred Supplier Database by downloading the supplier accreditation form on our / procurement

Wednesday, December 13 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 7 Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva H - - - File - - - - Making Windhoek the Safest City in Africa VEHICLE BREAK-INS Take steps to prevent vehicle break-ins Keep windows and sunroofs closed and doors locked. Keep your valuables out of sight - not just laptops and mobile phones - but also loose change, or plastic bags. Put valuables like laptops, messenger bags, and electronic devices into your boot before you get to the parking lot. Criminals often stake out parking lots to watch for people putting items in their boot. Activate your vehicle’s alarm. Make sure that your car alarm responded and confirm by checking the lock handles manually. Windhoek City Police wish you all a very peaceful and Crime Free Festive Season. To contact City Police: General Enquiries: 290 2239 SMS:Tollfree Number: 302 302 E-mail: citypolicepr@windhoekcc.org.na PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: - - - - - - - - - – Nampa

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