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New Era Newspaper Wednesday July 19, 2017

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4 NEWS Wednesday, July 19 2017 | NEW ERA /291 Share opportunities TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR: TENDER NO: W/RFQ/TN-01/2017 DESCRIPTION: Replacement of 60kva standby generator with 100kva standby generator, as supplied by Telecom Namibia, and related electrical works at Gobabis main technical building. PRICE: N0-00 (non-refundable) Closing date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 at 14:30 (Namibian Time) TENDER NO: G/OIB/TN-17/2017 DESCRIPTION: Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of stand-by generators at Ngoma, Nkurenkuru, Lusese, Okamatapati and Helmeinghausen Card cloners jailed for two years each Maria Amakali Windhoek Four men were on Monday sentenced to two years behind bars in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court after they were found in possession of a bankcard cloning device. Nathanael Nawa, Martin Zemo Shalukeni, Steven Mangali and Mathews Bernard were arrested after the police found them with such a device. Following a tip-off from a member of the public, the police reportedly arrested the group in September 2012. According to the prosecution, the accused were found in possession of an instrument that can be used in forging or falsifying a payment instrument, in contravention of the Payment System Management Act. According to one state witness, the group found her at an automatic teller machine, where they informed her that for her transaction to go smoothly, she needed to press certain keys on the machine. After being informed by the witness that she knew how to use the machine, the group hurriedly left the scene in “a getaway taxi” that was waiting for them. The incident was reported to the police, and a chase ensued that soon resulted in them being arrested. The prosecution is alleging that the cloning device found in the getaway taxi was used in cloning bankcards. The cloned cards are then used to make unauthorised withdrawals from the victims’ bank accounts. The criminals distract their victim at an ATM while stealing their debit or credit card and then swiping the card through the cloning device to transfer all the data from the owner’s card onto the machine. The data is then downloaded onto a computer and a skimming device, from which a new card is cloned. The devices are said to be available online. “There is no doubt that card cloning syndicates are on the increase in Windhoek and Namibia as a whole,” said Magistrate Justine Asino before sentencing the four. “It must become well known to those that tend to gratify their elicit desires, needs and urges at the expense of the victims and the laws that they will be dealt with by the wrath of the law.” PRICE: N0-00 (non-refundable) Closing date: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 at 14:30 (Namibian Time) TENDER DOCUMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE OF: THE TENDER SECRETARIAT PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT DANIËL MUNAMAVA STREET CITY CENTRE WINDHOEK TELEPHONE: + 264 61 201 2930/2329 FAX: + 264 61 224 334 DOCUMENTS TO BE DELIVERED TO : THE TENDER SECRETARY PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT DANIËL MUNAMAVA STREET CITY CENTRE WINDHOEK AND TO BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME. NB:COMPLETED DOCUMENTS SHALL BE HANDED IN AS FOLLOWS: 1 X ORIGINAL AND 1 X COPY IN SEPARATE ENVELOPES ALL CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE TENDER NUMBER AND "ORIGINAL" AND "COPY". NB: Failure to provide copies may result in the Tender being disqualified. The Tender number and Closing Date shall be clearly indicated on the Original and Copies. South African rape and murder accused fires lawyer Roland Routh Windhoek South African national Wilhelm (Wimpie) Derick February, aged 39, who stands accused of rape and murder got rid of yet another State-funded lawyer, thereby further delaying the start of his trial before Judge Naomi Shivute in the Windhoek High Court. This is the third lawyer February has dismissed. He explained to Judge Shivute that he and Hipura Ujaha did not understand each other and there was no communication between them. In any event, he told the judge, his parents had already written to the directorate of legal aid to provide him with another lawyer. Ujaha did not take kindly to the accused’s contention that there was no communication between them. He told the court that he consulted with February on three separate occasions, but that he would not stand in the way if the accused wanted another lawyer to represent him. He told the court he needed to withdraw, as there was no trust between him and the accused. Judge Shivute granted the withdrawal and postponed the matter to July 31 for February to obtain the services of another lawyer. February faces one count of murder, one count of rape, alternatively crimen injuria. The State alleges February killed 56-year-old Dinah Diedericks on June 21, 2014 at her residence in Windhoek West after he raped her, or exposed her private parts by removing her trouser and underwear. After New Era first publicised the case a presumed family member of Diedericks contacted the publication to provide more information about the case. The information provided corresponds with the general indictment against February. Photo: Roland Routh Wilhelm (Wimpie) Derick February Need Billboard Advertising Space? For Billboard Advertising Call 081 124 3224 | 061 221 758 PUBLIC INVITATION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A NEW FUEL RETAIL FACILITY AT OSHIGAMBO OSHIKOTO REGION. Notice is hereby given to all interested and Affected Parties (I & AP’s) that an application will be made to the Environmental Commissioner in terms of Environmental Management Act (No. 7 of 2007) and its Regulations (2012) for the following intended activity. Project name: Construction of a Fuel Retail Facility Project Location: Oshigambo, Oshikoto Regional (along the M121 Road) Project Description: The proposed development will entail the following activity: • Construction of a Fuel Retail Facility Proponent: Melody Trading Close Corporation Environmental Consultant: Nghivelwa Planning Consultants All I&Aps are encouraged to register and raise concerns or provide comments and opinions. All I&APs will be provided with a Background Information Document (BID) comprising of detailed information for the intended activity. An open day public meeting about the development will be held at: Venue: Oshigambo Village, Date: 3 August 2017 Time: 11:00 am to 14:00 pm Should you wish to register as an I&AP and receive BID, please contact Nghivelwa Planning Consultants Office. Tel : +264 85 3232 230 Email: DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: 10 AUGUST 2017 It is stated Dinah Diedericks was a guest at the engagement party of February, apparently at his behest, as he wanted her to be a witness at his wedding. After the party ended, two of the people that later became State witnesses, decided to transport the Diedericks back to her residence, as she was under the influence of intoxicating liquor. It is stated in the indictment that although February did not reside at the deceased’s residence he accompanied the group to Diedericks’ home and the State witnesses offloaded the deceased and February at the residence of the deceased. The person who called New Era said the deceased arrived at her residence in her own car, driven by a member of Correctional Services, and that she then told them to leave her vehicle and take a taxi to their destinations. The caller who did not identify herself over the phone told this reporter at the time, that while the other men left the yard after the vehicle had been parked, February lingered about. Although it is not certain what exactly expired next, the person said it was suspected that the elderly victim was hit on the head and manually strangled, while a plastic bag was put over her face to stop her from screaming. Her attacker then proceeded to rape her, it was said.

Wednesday, July 19 2017 | NEW ERA NEWS 5 Nature of the beast… This hippo bull was captured on digital camera by Patrick Hilger along the Kavango River where he took his family on a wildlife safari that included counting kingfishers. Hippos are known for their lugubrious or rather agonised expression, never smiling even in the slightest, and are highly territorial. Encroaching on their turf could have deadly consequences. Ohangwena setting up agricultural project Nuusita Ashipala Eenhana In its quest to fight poverty, unemployment and create food security, Ohangwena Region will establish an agricultural project at Embwanyana in Oshikunde Constituency. About N0,000 has been secured for the project through the Governor’s Community Development Programme, while an additional N0,000 was sourced from Namsov and Sea Flower fishing companies. During his regional address last Thursday, Governor of Ohangwena, Usko Nghaamwa, said work has commenced with the drilling of a solar-powered borehole and the clearing and fencing off of 42 hectares of land. “I am grateful to mention that all these rural development interventions are geared towards creating job opportunities for our unemployed youth in the region,” said Nghaamwa. The project will benefit a minority group known as ‘Ovamashaka’ in Ohangwena Region. Constituency Councillor of Oshikunde, Lonia Kaishunga, welcomed the development in Lack of funds delays hostel construction Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva The construction of a hostel and kitchen facility at Shituwa Secondary School in Endola Constituency at Eenhana has come to a standstill for at least seven months now after the government apparently failed to pay contractors on time. The construction of the hostel has been on the cards since 2007 but construction only started last year when it was approved. Although the N million hostel was expected to have been handed over by the end of this year, there has been no construction at the site since January this year. The hostel will consist of six hostel blocks, three of which will be boys’ hostels and three for girls. the constituency. Kaishungu said the project would be divided amongst the ‘Ovamashaka’ families which will benefit about 50 people. The acting chief regional officer Phillip Shikongo said the project’s affairs would be handled by a committee from the office of the governor to ensure it is sustainable. Last week New Era reported on the Onehanga project, which amidst allegations of mismanagement of funds has died a natural death after being productive for only five months. But Shilongo said Embwanyana would be run differently to ensure it continues to benefit the intended community. The governor also reported on the completion of the Oshini Marura project at Ondobe and Xemenia project at Onakalunga. The two projects aim at adding value to indigenous products by producing oil, generating income for the community and creating job opportunities for locals. In addition, the region also financed various projects through the micro finance and other rural development programmes worth over N million. The contractors are still at the site, but are reluctant to continue with the construction until their outstanding invoices have been settled. The contractors released their employees months ago and may need to recruit new personnel, a situation described to inconvenience completion of the school. As a result there is no hope for about 60 learners to be accommodated in the hostel next year. The learners are currently accommodated in corrugated-zinc shacks at the school. Prior to the establishment of the shacks in 2014, learners were housed in tents. School principal Hendrick Nghinyengwasha said the construction of the hostel is crucial because in its absence the school continues to attract below average learners. “The situation is worrying. We also do not want to miss out on above average learners,” said Nghinyengwasha. Nghinyengwasha said although living in tents was beyond inhumane, living in shacks is also not up to standard. The director of education Isak Hamatwi said the region is still hopeful that construction will be completed by next year. “It is not that the school has stopped. Once the payments are done the construction will continue as scheduled,” Hamatwi said. The governor of Ohangwena, in his state of the region address last week, said several other capital projects of the Ministry of Education had to be halted following a budget cut of N million. Five suspected rhino poachers denied bail Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay A member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) air force wing at Karibib as well as a former air force wing member, arrested recently with three other suspects for rhino poaching at Epako Game Lodge, appeared in court. The five suspects, who were denied bail, are 38-year-old Nangolo Ludwig Ndinelao (NDF) air force wing member; 27-year-old Laban Hamata an employee of the Okorusi Mine at Otjiwarongo who was previously employed by the air force wing; 37-year-old Absalom Fillemon and 35-year-old Edward Nghiyelekwa, both residents of Karibib, and Nepembe Paavo Ndawendwa, a 32-year-old employee of the lodge where the rhino poaching took place. The sixth suspect, believed to be the buyer, a foreign national, is still on the run. The five suspects were arrested during a sting operation carried out by the police in Windhoek and Walvis Bay after the carcass of a pregnant rhino, with freshly removed horns, was discovered at the game lodge about 20 kilometres from Omaruru. According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu the police also recovered the weapons used during the poaching as well as some of the proceeds made from selling the rhino horns. The rhino was valued at around N0,000, although poachers are said to fetch millions on the thriving black market in illicit animal products, despite the threat of a hefty N million fine for rhino poaching. The five suspects appeared on Friday morning in the Omaruru court where they were denied bail by magistrate Abel Erasmus Masule. Their case was postponed to August 22 for further investigations and to enable the five suspects to apply for a lawyer through the Directorate of Legal Aid. INVITATION TO TENDER TENDER No: NSFAF/001/02/2017 DESCRIPTION: Group Life Cover for NSFAF Employees DOCUMENT FEE: CLOSING DATE: N0.00 (Non-refundable) 24 August 2017 at 12h00 Tender documents are available at NSFAF offices, 3 rd floor, 51-55 Gutenberg Plaza, Werner List Street, Windhoek. For any enquiries, contact our Administration Manager, Mr. Phillip Namwandi on 061 420 600 or email

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