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8 ADVERTS Wednesday, November 1 2017 | NEW ERA Invitation for Bids (IFB) Republic of Namibia ONGWEDIVA TOWN COUNCIL PROCUREMENT REF. NO.: NCS/ONB/OTC/LED /02/2017/18 DESCRIPTION: CLOSING DATE: Cleaning and Maintenance Services for Ongwediva Trade Fair Centre for a period of three (3) years Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 14H30 DOCUMENTS: Available from Wednesday, November 01, 2017 from the Ongwediva Trade Centre LEVY: 300.00 ( Non- refundable) “CONSTRUCTION OF AN IN-SITU CAST CULVERT CROSSING AND GRAVEL ROADWORKS IN ONESI SETTLEMENT” G/OPNB/OMRC-02/2017 1. Bids are invited through Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures for the construction of an in-situ cast culvert crossing and gravel roadworks in Onesi Settlement, Omusati Region and the invitation is open to all Namibian bidders. 2. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from The Secretary, Procurement Management Unit, Omusati Regional Council, Mr. E. Kamati, e-mail:, tel: +264 65 251 019 and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 08:00 to 17:00 on week days. Registered and competent Namibian contractors with proven experience in the construction of reinforced concrete- and road works. A margin of preference for certain goods manufactured domestically shall not be applied. Additional details are provided in the Bidding Documents. 4. A complete set of Bidding Documents in English may be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application to the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee N0.00. The method of payment will be Cash. The Bidding Documents to be collected from Omusati Regional Council as from Wednesday, 1 November 2017. 5. Bids must be delivered to Omusati Regional Council at or before 11:00, Thursday, 30 November 2017. Electronic bidding will not be permitted. Late bids will be rejected. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend in person at Omusati Regional Council at 11:00 on 30 November 2017. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of 0.5% of the Contractor’s bid amount inclusive of VAT. The Secretary, Mr. E Kamati Procurement Management Unit Omusati Regional Council Sandi Road, Private Bag 523 Outapi, Namibia ENQUIRIES: Ms. S. Shidute/ Ms. R. Uusiku, Tel: 065- 230 610 DELIVERY ADDRESS: The Secretary : Procurement Committee Bid Box, Town House, Ongwediva Town Council Cnr. Mandume Ndemufayo Road & Dr. Libertine Amathila Street- Private Bag 5549, ONGWEDIVA Farm Manager Duties: ADDitiONAL ReQuiReMeNts /eDuCAtiON AND eXPeRieNCe: Closing date: 10 November 2017 If you have the essential requirements and would like to seize this great opportunity, please send your resume and all relevant documents to or

NEW ERA INSIDE USINESS This news is your business IMF sees Africa’s public debt exceeding 50% of GDP in 2017 At the end of August, Namibia was the only country in the region whose debt Fitch Ratings still assessed as investment grade. Nairobi The median level of government debt in sub-Saharan Africa will probably rise to more than 50 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) this year, increasing limiting much-needed stimulation for growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said. Public debt will increase from a median level of 34 percent of GDP in 2013, the Washingtonbased lender said in its Regional Economic Outlook released Monday. Government liabilities increased in all but four countries in the region since 2013, driven by slow economic growth, a slump in commodity prices, widening sharp exchange-rate depreciation, according to the IMF. Slowing growth last year put pressure on government revenues on the continent, while countries that are heavily reliant on commodity Expansion in the region may quicken to 2.6 percent in 2017 from 2016’s 22-year low of 1.4 percent, according to the lender’s report. The economies of South Africa and Nigeria, which together account for about half of the region’s GDP, will still grow at less than 1 percent. “The debt sustainability outlook has worsened considerably since 2013,” the IMF said. “The number of low-income countries in debt distress or facing a high risk of debt distress increased from seven in 2013 to 12 in 2016. Consistent with the broader trend of credit downgrades in emerging markets, several sub-Saharan African frontier markets or other countries with sovereign-credit ratings have been downgraded.” At the end of August, Namibia was the only country in the region whose debt Fitch Ratings Ltd. still assessed as investment grade. Dollar-denominated bond issuance from the region’s markets half of this year compared with N0 million for the whole of 2016, the IMF’s Africa Department Director Abebe Selassie said by phone before the release of the report. “High levels of public debt can be quite harmful,” he said. “The debt-servicing cost can be a major source of drain of resources that could otherwise be used.” – Windhoek Namibian advertising agency, Advantage Y&R, was recognised with the 2017 Lucie Awards for Print Advertising Campaign of the Year at a gala ceremony that took place at Carnegie Hall in New York on Sunday. The Lucie Awards in New York is an annual event that honours achievements in photography. The photography community from around the globe pays tribute to the most outstanding people in Shawn van Eeden, of Creative Lab, won the coveted statuette for the African Trash Masks print campaign, which he photographed for the Advantage Y&R agency. The work was shortlisted into the ‘Print Advertising Campaign of the Year’, with four other nominees from Brazil, and the USA. Van Eeden photographed the African Trash Masks, which Advantage Y&R conceptualised and designed for Greenpeace Africa as the client. Talented Namibian artists Petrus Shiimi and Saima Iita created the masks. The campaign featured African Masks made from recycled trash and worn by young children to represent the continent’s future should trash usage continue unchecked. The campaign was aligned with Greenpeace as part of their on-going efforts to raise awareness on pollution and instigate positive change in this regard. “We are ecstatic with this win. It’s incredible that a small agency from Windhoek can win a prestigious award in the Big Apple. Anything is possible,” said Advantage Y&R’s creative accompanied Van Eeden to the awards. The African Trash Masks campaign was awarded the Silver Loerie in August this year. The Loeries are Africa and the Middle East’s premiere initiatives that recognize, reward, inspire and foster creative excellence in the brand communication industry. The African Trash Masks were also shortlisted in Cannes, but Beyhun says the Lucie nomination and subsequent award came out of the blue. “If you look at the list of previous winners, we can really be proud of this achievement, as we are in excellent company,” he said. Based in Windhoek, Advantage Y&R was founded more than 20 years ago, and services an extensive portfolio of Namibian Y&R Global, which gives it the a broader network of resources and skills. /TN347 FIXED Unlimited Voice & Data Unlimited Voice & Data for your home from as little as N9 and enjoy Visit your nearest Teleshop or Call us Toll Free on 1100 Valid until: 24 November 2017 Terms and Conditions Apply

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