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18 Wednesday, January 31 2018 | NEW ERA Sîsenao-i xa xoahe hâ F NEW ERA Khoekhoegowab TITLE DESCRIPTION BID DOCUMENTS ENQUIRIES: DELIVERY AD- DRESS FOR BIDS SUBMISSION CLOSING DATE & TIME EOI EOI NO: NCS/ONB/NAC-82/2018 PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT UNIT INVITATION EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Maintenance of Fire trucks at all NAC airports NAC is hereby inviting interested, reputable and experienced Namibian reg- for a period of 2 years. Bid Documents are Available as from the 29 January 2018 at the Cashier on the 5 th Floor, Sanlam Centre, 154 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, upon payment of a Non Refundable Deposit of N0 per set. All Enquiries should be in Writing Addressed to the Procurement Management Unit Fax: 061-295 5022 Bid documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked as well as indicating the bid number, title and must be addressed as follow. THE CHAIRPERSON PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE PO BOX 23061 WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA Bid must be submitted in the bid box at the Reception Area, 5 th Floor, Sanlam Centre, 154 Independence Avenue, Windhoek. Closing: 02 March 2018 @ 11H00 Opening: 02 March 2018 @ 11H15 a) The following documents must be evidenced: - - equity commissioner that bidder is not a relevant employer, or exemption issued in terms of contractual committed; and names and address of client who may be contacted for further information on those contracts, or reference letters from previous employers. Alvine Kapitako Alvine Kapitako

Wednesday, January 31 2018 | NEW ERA AFRICA 19 Liberia’s Weah pledges to alter ‘racist’ constitution MONROVIA Liberian President George Weah said Monday he would seek to remove a “racist” clause in the country’s constitution that restricts citizenship to black people, and pledged to take a pay cut in a dire economy. Liberia was founded by freed slaves from the United States in 1847, who inserted the requirement into the constitution to create “a refuge and a haven for freed men of colour”. of the nation address that he believed this restriction was “unnecessary, racist, and inappropriate for the place that Liberia occupies today in the comity of nations,” as well as holding back business. Calling for that provision to be removed, Weah also called for the ban on foreign ownership on property to also be struck from the constitution via referendum. “No foreign investor... will direct investments in our country if they cannot own property,” he noted. Weah’s wife, Clar, has faced intense criticism for her Jamaican roots in Liberia. She was denied a passport on the grounds she was not a Liberian citizen, and the president called for restrictions on dual citizenship to also be lifted. The new president, who joked he had only had a week to get his head around the job, also announced he would take a 25 percent pay cut in view of the state of the economy and the suffering of his people, who are some the world’s poorest. “I am informing you today, with immediate effect, that I will 25 percent,” he said to a huge cheer from the audience. He urged lawmakers to follow his lead in a nation where deputies and senators make straightened budget, following an announcement of a ,000 (2,425 euros) spending cap on government agencies’ expenses. “Our economy is broken; our government is broke. Our is rising, unemployment is at an unprecedented high and our foreign reserves are at an alltime low,” Weah noted. The only way to address this was through a nationwide road building programme to increase trade and stimulate jobs, and to invest in education, he said. Schools and universities were the “constant and major priority during my administration,” he added. Weah was sworn in last week after a contentious election with former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s deputy, Joseph Boakai. Sirleaf was present at the ceremony, which Weah said “shows how far we have come as people” after the bitter political divisions of Liberia’s He has given cabinet posts to a mixture of inexperienced but for Democratic Change (CDC) party, along with some key members held over from the former government. - Nampa/AFP SPECIALIST NEURO-SURGEON The Erongo Medical Group seeks the services of Specialist Neuro-Surgeon to be based at Welwitschia Hospital in Walvis Bay. Requirements: Registration with the Health Professions Council of Namibia as a Neuro-Surgeon. Namibian Citizenship or eligible to work in Namibia. Traceable references are essential. Proof of existing medical malpractice insurance cover. Please submit detailed CV and supporting documentation: Electronically: By Hand: By Post: EMG Head Office, Welwitschia Hospital Dr Putch Harries Drive, Walvis Bay Erongo Medical Group P.O. Box 1760 Walvis Bay, Namibia CLOSING DATE: Friday, 09 February 2018 New chapter… Liberia’s president-elect and former football star George Weah (C on stage) delivers a speech before the to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia on January 22, Photo: Nampa/AFP Gambia scraps ban on political activities BANJUL Gambian police on Monday lifted a ban on political activities provoked by violent clashes allegedly between supporters of President Adama Barrow and those of former leader Yahya Jammeh. The ban, put in place on January 11, had suspended permission for rallies and other public political events as the country prepares for local elections in April. A police statement released Monday said “political parties that wish to hold political activities using public address systems are welcome to send in their requests.” It reiterated a “commitment to ensure that political activities are conducted in a safe and secure atmosphere,” following the clashes in early January. Supporters of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) allege they were attacked near President Barrow’s village on January 8, and in two similar incidents in the following days. several people were injured in the first confrontation, while supporters of the ruling United Democratic Party say villagers attacked the APRC supporters, not their members. The APRC was once led by Jammeh, who left the country for exile in Equatorial Guinea just over a year ago. He ruled the west African 22 years, during which he was accused of rampant corruption and human rights abuses. A controversy has now erupted over any eventual prosecution of Jammeh after Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said he would “not accept” any extradition demand. “Yahya Jammeh must be protected. He must be respected as a former African leader,” Obiang, who has ruled his own country with on Friday. “This is a guarantee for other African leaders that they will not be harassed after they leave power,” Obiang added. Baba Hydara, son of AFP journalist Deyda Hydara, who was murdered in 2004, said the families had a right to justice for crimes they say Jammeh’s regime committed. “Those of us whose relatives were killed, who were tortured or raped in prison, who were shot for peacefully demonstrating, who were forced into Jammeh’s phony HIV ‘treatment’ program, have a right to justice that will not be denied, and we will he said in a statement. - Nampa/AFP

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