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New Era Newspaper Wednesday January 31, 2018

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4 NEWS Wednesday, January 31 2018 | NEW ERA Govt warns against irresponsible use of social media Kuzeeko Tjitemisa The Minister of Information and bullying and harassment. Campaign titled ‘Responsible Use of Tweya urged so- to refrain from that they will not utter in person. do not type it. Do not send it. Do not Tweya in a statement. itive online use - online behaviour and reporting any sort of aspire to uphold one's dignity online and - The Minister of Information and Communication Technology Tjekero Tweya PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN PLANNING ORDINANCE No. 18 OF 1954: Windhoek Town Planning Schemes No. 97-100 Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 17 of the Town Planning Ordinance, 1954 (Ordinance 18 of 1954), as amended, that the Windhoek City Council intend to submit certain amendments to the Windhoek Town Planning Scheme with the Namibia Planning Advisory Board for approval. The amendments will include the rezoning and reservation of land within the Windhoek Municipal Area. The Honorable Minister of Urban and Rural Development have granted approval for the compilation and submission of Windhoek Amendment Schemes No 95 to 100. Enquiries: Wilson Billawer: Town Planner Department of Urban and Transport Planning Tweya urged Namibian youths to set Last year Tweya tabled in the National - vides guidelines - - the aim of improv- part of pillar one of the Harambee quired the Ministry of Information to develop the plan most relevant to government. These - and WhatsApp. Office: +264 61 290 3517 Fax: +264 61 290 2911 Box 59, Windhoek Mobile:+264 811405673 Tel:+264 61 290 2911 E-mail: Issued by: Office of the Chief Executive Officer Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Participation Tel: +264 61 290 2365 / 2044 Fax: +264 61 290 2344 E-mail: Roland Routh Otjiwarongo cop’s appeal dismissed Judge Nate Ndauendapo in agreement with prisonment with one year wholly suspended - that the State proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he had indeed inserted his private - and the magistrate erred when admitting the - room where she narrated the ordeal to her Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva The Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa inaugurated the Monday. - authorities. The minister reiterated that the sustain- must ensure that they - stations but should fully implement and said Shaningwa. Shaningwa ap- - the time-frame given - ing porridge. After a while she left and some a plate of porridge. as she requested. he then grabbed the phone from her and in the The judge however found that there was - she was raped. The State was represented by State Ad- The Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa thorities to forge partnerships with other the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development for support. Shaningwa reminded of their primary duty to - requirement is soon re- related Shaningwa. The minister further - a priority. bear in mind that optimal in your planning and ex- as housing and proper requires immediate and the minister.

Wednesday, January 31 2018 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 Drug suspect’s case postponed to February Maria Amakali Windhoek The trial of Victus Makono, the man who was arrested for being in possession of 76kg of cannabis in 2009, Makono, 53, is on trial on a charge of drug dealing, with an alternative charge of drug possession. The prosecution alleges that on December 24, 2009 Makono dealt in a prohibited dependence-producing drug, or plant from which a drug can be manufactured. charges. It is alleged that Makono was found in possession of three multicoloured bags containing 76kg of cannabis estimated to be worth arrested Makono in December 2009 following a tip-off from a member of public and thereafter carried out a raid at his home. “I was given information about a shack or a house where dagga was kept,” explained Mutali during his Makono’s arrest. coloured bags hidden under the bed in the main bedroom of the house. “I opened the three bags and found that Mutali. Makono was asked to explain the contents in the plastic that were discovered at his residence. According to Mutali, Makono denied ownership of the contents in the bags, stating that it belonged to a certain Rabo. Makono who has been on bail of N,000 will make a return in court for the continuation of trial on Magistrate Elina Nandago presid- appeared for Makono. Albertina Nakale Windhoek NBC TV licence defaulters face prosecution The national broadcaster the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) will soon take thousands of television licence default- failed to honour the demand notices issued to them. Late November the NBC TV licence department commenced with licence compliance inspections and has so far visited several places such as households, hotels and guest houses, among others, to ensure compliance. cence department is to collect at least N million. In an interview with New Era this week, NBC legal advisor, Steven Yarukeekuro Ndorokaze, revealed that once with the police to initiate prosecution. He said Section 28 of the Namibian Broadcasting Act (Act No. 9 of 1991) criminalizes the possession of a TV set without a valid TV licence and therefore provides for the prosecution of such defaulters. “We have in the past consulted the Prosecutor General to agree on the process of prosecuting defaulters,” he said. However, he explained that NBC is the defaulters would be arrested and detained pending their hearing or Thereafter, he noted, the dockets will be referred to the prosecutor general for the cases to be heard in court. - effort to enhance compliance with Section 16 of the Namibian Broadcasting Act (Act No. 9 of 1991) which requires set must have a valid TV licence in respect of each such TV set. inspections have been effective judging “The exercise has enabled us to update our database in instances where personal details have changed, or the number of televisions set has varied. We have also noticed an increase in the number of defaulters settling their accounts,” he noted. However, he stressed that the limited number of TV licence inspectors at their would access more establishments and households through inspections. a number of demand notices in respect of outstanding TV licence fees and for TV sets that we might not have had on demand notices issued against them,” he said. Moreover, he stated the prac- licence or no valid TV licence, NBC would issue a demand no- within which to take out a valid TV licence and settle whatever fees might be outstanding. He expressed satisfaction with their TV licence campaign and its the fact that NBC engagement with the public is no longer centered to have a TV licence but more the transfer of a TV set between persons and enquiries on the statement of accounts. the legal obligation that accompanies the possession of a TV set focus now is on ensuring compliance. However, we shall continue stressing the legal requirements to enhance compliance further,” he said. He encouraged viewers to fees soonest and have a valid TV licence for all the TV sets in their possession. He cautioned that once the inspectors get to them the process the defaulters but will be subjected to the timelines stated above, of the NBC will have no option but to initiate prosecution. So far, he revealed, the NBC teams have not been accompa- the public when visiting different places. Funeral Arrangement 19,659 men circumcised in Khomas since 2009 WINDHOEK The Khomas Region recorded 19,659 male circumcisions since 2009 in Social Services’ target of 80 percent the Khomas Regional Council (KRC) chairperson, Rachel Jacob, has said. Speaking at the opening of the KRC’s - of the region’s achievements in 2017. She explained that 9,916 male circumcisions were performed at public hospitals, while 9,747 were conducted at private health facilities since the implementation of the Services (MoHSS) targets the circumcision of 300,000 men according to the National Strategic Framework’s goal on reducing the HIV prevalence In terms of tuberculosis, 323 cases were recorded in the region in 2017, with the highest numbers recorded at the “At least 91 percent of the reported cas- Jacob noted that 24,000 people were registered to be on antiretro- clinics and hospitals in the region. She added that 11,155 people vember 2017, and 57 percent of those who tested positive were linked to HIV treatment. “We managed to reach out to 740 need the appropriate diet, however cannot afford it,” said Jacob. She noted that the region has con- clubs at the Moses Garoeb, Samora Machel, Katutura Central and Windhoek Rural constituencies aimed at relieving the burden of overcrowded clinics. – Nampa MEMORIAL SERVICES CONTACT PERSONS

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