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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Namibia blazes trail on governanceNamibia blazes trail on governance Following the signing of performance agreements by cabinet ministers at State House last week, President Hage Geingob described the development as trailblazing and said Namibia was on the right track.

    The head of state also said the performance agreements signed by the ministers would help spur service delivery.

    “We have good ideas on Vision 2030, the National Development Plan and the Harambee Prosperity Plan, beautiful, but are they reaching the people?” asked Geingob.

    He said plans are only good if they are backed up by accountability on the part of ministers.

    “If we do not deliver these services then they are not effective. We are trailblazers in Africa. It is a milestone that ministers are signing performance agreements,” said Geingob.

    Another positive aspect was that the agreements were signed in the presence of the media, he said.

    “We could have signed in secret with no press; we are stipulating what we will do through the press,” said Geingob.

    The head of state also revealed that he was writing a book on accountability but gave no indication of when the book would be published.

    The performance agreements will expire on 31 March 2018, at which point new agreements will have to be signed. Deputy prime minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, mines and energy minister Obeth Kandjoze, minister of higher education Itah Kandjii-Murangi, minister of fisheries Bernhardt Esau, minister of lands and resettlement Utoni Nujoma, minister of safety and security Charles Namoloh, minister of agriculture John Mutorwa, minister of transport Alpheus !Naruseb, minister of sport Jerry Ekandjo, minister of justice Albert Kawana, minister of trade Immanuel Ngatjizeko, minister of presidential affairs Frans Kapofi, cabinet secretary George Simataa and attorney-general Sackey Shanghala signed their performance agreements last week.

    Those ministers not present at the signing ceremony were said to be on duty.

    OGONE TLHAGE

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    Oshakati council dismisses driverOshakati council dismisses driverFuel card fraud costs council N$22 000 A driver employed by the Oshakati town council has been found guilty of fraudulently using the council's fuel card. The Oshakati town council has dismissed one of its drivers with immediate effect after he was found guilty of fuel card fraud, which cost the local authority more than N$22 000.

    Tomas Natanael (38) has indicated that he will appeal his dismissal. Council CEO Werner Iita confirmed the dismissal, saying proper disciplinary procedures were followed.

    According to a record of the disciplinary hearing seen by Namibian Sun, Natanael He was also found guilty of negligence.

    According to the charge sheet, a council fuel card booked out by Natanael on 1 August last year was used to fuel different council vehicles between 5 August and 9 September last year.

    Forged signatures were reportedly found on the petrol receipts.

    He was informed last week that the council's management committee had endorsed the outcome of the disciplinary hearing, which found him guilty of fraud.

    He has seven days to lodge an appeal.

    “You are liable for financial losses amounting to N$22 529. You will be discharged from the service of the local authority of Oshakati ... with effect from 31 August,” read the management council letter.

    Iita said the accused had earlier also appealed the disciplinary charges against him. However, the appeal was dismissed.

    “Fraud was committed and the council lost money. He was the suspect and we followed all the procedures and he was found guilty. There was no reason to appeal and his appeal was thus dismissed,” said Iita.

    Natanael claimed he had booked out the fuel card from the transport officer on 1 August last year, but when he returned it, he could not find the official in the office.

    “I put the card back in the office as we always do when she is not in the office. Only later I was informed that I had misused the card and I was charged for that. During the disciplinary hearing I learned that my signature that was on the petrol receipt was forged. I am innocent and I will challenge this dismissal,” he said.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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  • 09/03/17--15:00: PrEP treatment makes inroads
  • PrEP treatment makes inroadsPrEP treatment makes inroads About 44 people have accessed the oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) anti-HIV treatment from two Walvis Bay Corridor Group clinics and the Nappa clinic in Windhoek.

    The Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council (NMRC) approved the two antiretroviral drugs Tenofovir and emtricitabine in May this year.

    The treatment was rolled out in July by the Society for Family Health (SFH) through the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and Nappa clinics with the financial assistance of USAID.

    Namibia is one of only 15 countries that have established, or committed to establishing, PrEP programmes. This initiative mainly targets key populations such as men sleeping with men and sex workers, but other populations will not be turned away.

    PrEP is an additional, discreet HIV prevention option for people at high risk of HIV infection, and it is only administered to people who are HIV negative.

    According to health staff at the Nappa clinic in Windhoek, seven people have so far been put on the PrEP treatment.

    Edward Shivute, manager of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG) Wellness Services, says 19 people who regard themselves at high risk of contracting HIV have been put on the treatment at the Walvis Bay clinic.

    An additional 18 people have accessed the treatment at the Oshikango clinic, Shivute says.

    “Some of these people are sex workers and in vulnerable sexual relationships as well as truck drivers,” Shivute says.

    According to him the treatment will be extended to the Khomas and Zambezi regions.

    “The treatment is very high in demand, especially in Khomas where there are quite a number of sex workers at risk,” he says.

    They have estimated the demand for this treatment through their HIV testing rounds at clinics.

    “We test an average of 300 people per site per month and usually pick up a 20% to 30% rate of positivity.”

    PrEP can also be obtained on prescription from local pharmacies at an average price of N$450.

    The UNAIDS Global AIDS Update for 2017 argues that HIV testing services can link PrEP scale-up to efforts to achieve the 90–90–90 targets by offering PrEP to individuals who test HIV negative.



    The report strongly suggests that all PrEP services should be regulated so that its use occurs only with a prescription, a negative HIV test, clinical follow-up of safety risks, adherence support, and screening and treatment of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).



    The UNAIDS 90-90-90 target calls on countries to reach the following goals: 90% of people living with HIV diagnosed by 2020, 90% of diagnosed people on antiretroviral treatment by 2020, and 90% of people in treatment with fully suppressed viral load by 2020.

    JEMIMA BEUKES

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  • 09/03/17--15:00: Tweya preaches forgiveness
  • Tweya preaches forgivenessTweya preaches forgivenessLeadership urged to start a dialogue The international inquiry into alleged war crimes hopes to shine a light on Swapo's dark history. The minister of information and communication technology, Tjekero Tweya, says United Nations Resolution 435, which paved the way for Namibia's independence, included an amnesty proclamation which meant that belligerents from both sides of the armed struggle “would not face prosecution or retribution”.

    Tweya said this in reaction to the launch of the international inquiry into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Swapo leadership against other Namibian refugees in exile.

    The Swapo leadership has acknowledged that the inquiry could open a can of worms and Tweya said in a statement issued on Friday that no one should be allowed to “disturb the equilibrium and pace and stability” enjoyed over the last 27 years.

    Tweya said the former colonial regime had recruited Namibians to “undermine the just struggle for national liberation through political activities, espionage and subversion”, and acknowledged that “innocent people were inevitably caught in the crossfire”. “Our nation has been wounded, but the wounds have started to heal through the policy of national reconciliation,” Tweya said.

    The international inquiry into the Swapo dungeon saga was officially launched last Friday.



    “People have been kept in the dark; even those that supported Swapo have been kept in the dark. What has happened in exile must be known, it must be brought to the surface and serve as a lesson for Namibia and the sub-continent,” said the chairperson of the Forum for the Future (FFF), Samson Ndeikwila, who was in a Tanzanian jail for 15 months in the 1960s, allegedly at the behest of the exiled Swapo leadership.



    Ndeikwila said all the details of what had happened must become public knowledge.



    The conveners of the inquiry include PLAN fighters of the 1960s who were among the first Namibians in exile, leaders of the general strike of 1971/2, members of the Swapo Youth League (SYL), as well as PLAN fighters of 1976 who accused the Swapo leadership of corruption, and the FFF.



    At the centre are members of the joint committee of the Committee of Parents and the Truth and Justice Committee, now elderly women and men who lost their children or who were Swapo detainees.



    The inquiry has been elevated to an international one with the involvement of the Southern African Indigenous Peoples Alliance (SAIPA) over atrocities committed against San people in northern Namibia and southern Angola.



    “We have a right to know what happened when, how, where, why and who was responsible,” said SAIPA's chairperson, Gordon Cassim.



    Former Swapo detainee Jackson Mwalundange said the reason why the dungeon saga happened was because of an alleged undertaking by Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, to influence apartheid South Africa to relinquish power to the Swapo leadership as long as it “got rid” of the youth and other radical elements in its midst.



    “One can come to a historical assumption that there was collaboration between the Swapo leadership and Pretoria,” said Mwalungange.



    He said what was important now was for the Swapo leadership to come out and enter into dialogue with the nation on the dungeon issue.



    “We expect a dialogue with Swapo; it must start talking to us if there is a way and maybe we can resolve the problem,” said Mwalungange.



    The chairperson of the Committee of Parents, Erica Beukes, said demands since 1989 for an official account from Swapo and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) so far had been met with silence.



    On 1 March 2016 the groups wrote to the five Western powers, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), President Hage Geingob, and the United Nations (UN).



    That was also met with silence.



    Beukes said the only response came from attorney-general Sacky Shanghala, who on behalf of President Geingob in a letter on 28 September 2016 gave the assurance to the joint committee that the Namibian government would “act to resolve its concern, which included the completion of the inquiry”.



    In November last year the UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) instructed a government delegation to “ensure that all allegations of acts of torture and ill-treatment are investigated, prosecuted and punished, including those committed during the liberation struggle and the state of emergency of August 1999”.



    The inquiry is to investigate the whereabouts of thousands of people who disappeared while in exile, the torture and killing of exiles and the torture and detention of survivors, charges by the 1976 SYL against the Swapo leadership, massacres and prosecution of San communities in northern Namibia and southern Angola, and the “continuation of Lubango methods” against Caprivi treason accused.



    Former detainees also suggested that the inquiry investigate possible collusion of state security organs in Cuba, Angola, Zambia and Tanzania.



    From now until 10 December the joint committee and other groups will receive sworn statements and the commission will start to investigate the sworn statements and affidavits from 1 February 2018.

    CATHERINE SASMAN

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  • 09/03/17--15:00: Man collapses, dies in court
  • Man collapses, dies in courtMan collapses, dies in court A 65-year-old man who appeared before the Outapi Magistrate's court on Thursday afternoon collapsed in the dock and died on the spot.

    The deceased was identified as Romanus Amadhila from Embumba village in Oshikuku Constituency.

    According to the police, Amadhila had been out on bail on a charge of pointing a gun at a man from a nearby village.

    While waiting to testify, Amadhila fell of his chair and died. The cause of death will be determined by a post-mortem examination.

    Amadhila is survived by his wife and four children.

    Still in Omusati Region, a 35-year-old woman from Ombundaati village in Anamulenge Constituency was run over while crossing the Outapi-Ruacana main road. She was taken to the Outapi State Hospital, where she died.

    The incident happened around midnight on Friday opposite Kamsel Shebeen in Outapi.

    The driver of the white sedan that hit her fled the scene. Police investigations continue.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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    Man burns to death after lighting cigaretteMan burns to death after lighting cigarette A 51-year-old man burnt to death in the Onankali area’s Ombundu village in the Oshikoto Region after apparently trying to light a cigarette in the early hours of today.
    Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua said the victim, identified as Jordan Nendongo, left a drinking spot at around 00:00 before resting in a bush on his way home.
    It is alleged that a drunken Nendongo tried to light a cigarette and the grass nearby caught fire, burning him to death.
    When Nendongo’s housemates saw the fire, they ran to help him but could not manage to save him.
    “Matches were found in his left hand,” Katjiua said, adding that Nendongo’s next of kin have been informed.

    NAMPA

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    3x3 basketball to tour regions3x3 basketball to tour regions The Namibia Basketball Federation (NBF) has embarked on a youth basketball project in collaboration with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) and Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC).

    The basketball project is to help promote and host 3x3 basketball tournaments in the Oshana, Erongo and Khomas regions to officially recognise 3x3 basketball as an Olympic sport.

    This is part of the NBF's five-year plan to develop 3x3 basketball at schools around Namibia.

    The NBF will launch the sport today at the NSC to market the game and to encourage the youth to participate in these local tournaments. All age groups, male and female, are encouraged to enter the tournament and to take up the sport.

    However, the focus will be on the under-18s as these tournaments will be used as a platform to select a final 3x3 team of men and women to represent Namibia at a world tour qualifier tournament in Botswana in November 2017.

    “The NBF has aligned its vision with the NSC to develop sport codes and encourage international participation. This can only be realised if the NBF creates platforms for the youth to participate at national and international competitions like the youth qualifiers,” said Ramah Mumba, NBF secretary-general.

    The NBF 3x3 tour will serve as trials to select the best under-18 boys' and girls' teams to represent the nation.

    The tour will reach Oshakati on 9 September, Walvis Bay on 16 September, Windhoek on 23 September, and conclude in Windhoek on 28 October.

    The game of 3x3 was recently added as part of the Olympic basketball programme starting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

    This marks a quantum leap for the development of the game and presents an array of opportunities for new countries and players alike.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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    Debmarine returns to OtjiwarongoDebmarine returns to OtjiwarongoTeams remain composed The Mokati Stadium will host the semi-finals of the NFA Debmarine Namibia Cup later this month. The semi-finals of the NFA Debmarine Namibia Cup will be played at Otjiwarongo on 23 September.

    It will be the second time the tournament will be played at the town, with the round of 32 also having taken place there.

    Mighty Gunners, Tura Magic, Young Chiefs and Young Africans are all vying for a spot in the final of the competition.

    The venue suits home team Mighty Gunners, who have been pitted against Tura Magic, while Young African hope to continue their fairy-tale run against Young Chiefs at the Mokati Stadium.

    Tura Magic and Gunners will open the competition at 15:00, while Young African and Chiefs play the final match of the day at 17:00. Young African FC's Marley Ngarizemo said his team was training hard for the encounter with Oshakati's Young Chiefs.

    “I have brought in a few new faces from Zimbabwe and Ghana to reinforce the team.

    “We are trying so hard to start preparing for the semi-finals and I do believe we will be ready,” Ngarizemo said.

    He also feels that his team will not be intimidated by the fact that they are playing away from home.

    “We have already played away from home in this competition and that is why I do believe my players will not be affected by the trip,” he said.

    Tura Magic coach Paulus Shipanga said his team would guard against complacency and would work hard to end Mighty Gunners' journey in the competition.

    Tura Magic defeated premier league side Civics by a solid goal from striker Itamunua Keimuine to reach the last four, while Mighty Gunners secured a 1-0 win against Try Again FC in Gobabis

    Tournament underdogs Young African FC secured their place in the semi-final by defeating Rundu Chiefs 5-4 on penalties in a nail-biting quarterfinal match.

    The four remaining teams have received N$20 000 each to prepare for the semi-final matches.

    The two finalists will each receive N$30 000 to help prepare for the title-deciding match on 25 November.

    JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

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    Zambezi ready for Skorpion Zinc Cup battleZambezi ready for Skorpion Zinc Cup battleCountdown to under-17 tournament is on As the Skorpion Zinc Cup draws near, the Zambezi under-17team vow to snatch the tournament title from their opponents. With five days to go before the start of the 2017 Skorpion Zinc Cup in Windhoek, the under-17 team from the Zambezi Region are well prepared and planning to go all the way for their first youth football triumph.

    Zambezi's first match is against Oshana at the NFA technical centre this Friday.

    Zambezi coach Simanga Simanga feels assured they will walk away as champions of the Skorpion Zinc Cup this year.

    Simanga, who has been coaching the under-17 team for more than two years, says judging from previous years the only crucial point they need to focus on is confidence, and the rest he will leave up to the players.

    He admits that there are no underdogs in his group, therefore they will not underestimate any region. Seeing that Hardap and Kavango West are both good on the ball, they will have to be well prepared as they will be under constant pressure, he adds.

    Simanga further acknowledges that Oshana's Kuse football academy might work to the region's advantage.

    Simanga believes winning the fourth edition of the youth tournament would be great encouragement for the boys, as it would lift their spirits and push them to work hard, while also giving them hope of making it into the national team.

    “They need to know that they are part and parcel of people who can make a mark,” Simanga says.

    He regards it as crucial that his team stand together and fight together, saying if the players can understand the importance of playing as a unit instead of individually, then Zambezi will surely win the cup.

    Zambezi will compete in Group C alongside Kavango West, Oshana and Hardap. Group A is Otjozondjupa, Omusati, Omaheke, Kunene and Karas clash, leaving Group B with Ohangwena, Kavango East, Oshikoto, Erongo and Khomas.

    NFA

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    Tweya uuvitha edhiminathanepoTweya uuvitha edhiminathanepo Ominista yOmauyelele nOmakwatathano goPautekinika, Tjekero Tweya oya popi kutya, Okatokolitho kIigwana yaHangana hoka ka pala ondjila yemanguluko lyaNamibia oka utha kutya itaku ka pangulwa mboka ya kutha ombinga mekondjelomanguluko lyoshilongo koombinga adhihe mbali.

    Tweya okwa popi ngaaka sha landula etulo miilonga lyomapulaapulo gopashigwana omolwa iimbuluma yiita ya longwa aniwa kOngundu yoSwapo, pethimbo lyekondjelomanguluko.

    Elelo lyoSwapo olya holola kutya omapulaapulo ngoka otaga vulu okweeta uupyakadhi naTweya okwa popi momukanda ngoka a pititha mEtitano kutya kape na ngoka ta pitikwa okupiyaganeka ombili ndjoka ya tyapulwa moshilongo uule woomvula 27 dha piti.

    Omapulaapulo kombinga yiimbuluma mbyoka, oga tameke pambelewa mEtitano lya piti.

    “Aantu oya kalekwa momilema naamboka taya yambidhidha Swapo oya kalekwa momilema. Shoka sha longwa mekondjelomanguluko nashi tseyike, osha pumbwa okweeta polweela sho shi kale oshilongwa kuNamibia oshowo menenevi,” omunashipundi gwo Forum for the Future (FFF), Samson Ndeikwila, ngoka a li a tulwa kondjeedhililo kelelo aniwa lyaSwapo, uule woomwehi 15 moTanzania, moomvula dho 1960, a popi.

    Ndeikwila okwa popi kutya omauyelele agehe gaashoka sha holoka pethimbo ndyoka naga hololwe.

    Oonakukwatela komeho omapulaapulo ngoka iilyo yojoint committee of the Committee of Parents oshowo Truth and Justice Committee, oshowo aakokele aakiintu naalumentu mboka ya kanitha oyana mboka yali ookwatwa dhaSwapo.

    Omapulaapulo ngoka otaga ningwa pashigwana sho oSouthern African Indigenous Peoples Alliance (SAIPA) nayo yahala ku konaakonwe omadhipago ga kiinahenda ga ningilwa aakwashigwana yAayelele mOnooli yaNamibia nUumbugantu waAngola.

    “Otu na uuthemba okutseya kutya oshike sha ningwa, uunake, sha ningwa ngiini , osha ningilwa peni, osha ningilwa shike na oolye yeshi ningi,” omunashipundi gwoSAIPA, Gordon Cassim a popi.

    Okwatwa nale yaSwapo, Jackson Mwalundange okwa popi kutya omatompelo kutya omolwashike iimbuluma mbyoka ya longwa, omolwa omalombwelo gaHenry Kissinger, amushanga nale gwaUS, opo a hwahwameke okatongotongo moSouth Afrika opo ku gandjwe oonkondo kelelo lyaSwapo, uuna lya kutha po aanyasha oshowo aahwahwameki yalwe.

    “Ngele oto shi tala oto hala okutya opwa li ekwatathano pokati kelelo lyaSwapo naPretoria,” Mwalungange ta ti.

    Okwa popi kutya shoka sha simana ngashiingeyi elelo lyaSwapo li ye moonkundathana nokomitiye ndjoka, ko kuvule okukandulwa po omukundu ngoka guli po.

    Omunashipundi gwoCommittee of Parents, Erica Beukes, okwa popi kutya oya kala taya pula omayamukulo okuza kuSwapo, okutameka 1989 oshowo okuza koUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ihe inaya yamukulwa.

    Mesiku lyotango lyaMaalitsa omvula ya piti, oya shangele omikanda oWorld Council of Churches (WCC), oLutheran World Federation (LWF), Omupresidende Hage Geingob oshowo United Nations (UN) ihe inaya yamukulwa.

    Beukes okwa popi kutya oyali owala ya mono eyamukulo okuza kuhahende gwepangelo, Sacky Shanghala, pehala lyOmupresidende Geingob mombaapila ndjoka ya shangwa mo-28 Septemba 2016.

    MuNovemba gwomvula ya piti, UN Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) oya gandja elombwelo kepangelo lyaNamiba opo ku ningwe omakonaakono ko kupangulwe mboka taya monika kutya oye na mo olunyala miimbuluma mbyoka mwa kwatelwa oshikumungu shomuAguste gwo-1999.

    Omapulaaapulo ngoka taga ningwa uule woomwedhi hamano otaga ka tameka negongelo lyomahokololo gondjokonona yekondjelomanguluko lyaNamibia, okutameka mo1966 sigo 1989, oshowo mwa kwatelwa oshiponokela shaCaprivi.

    Egongelo lyomauyelele ngoka otali kutha uule woomwedhi mbali nokonima otaku konaakonwa omauyelele ngoka.

    Omakonaakono ngoka otaga ka tulwa pamushangwa, ngoka tagu kala nokupitithwa pashiwike pethimbo lyomakonaakono, nomushangwa ngoka otagu ka landithwa.

    Okomitiye ndjoka otayi ka ninga woo omapulaaapulo omolwa omadhipago gaazaizai AaNamibia, omamonitho giihuna ga ningwa kewawa lyaanyasha oshowo oPLAN kohi yelelo lyaSwapo, mo-1976.



    CATHERINE SASMAN

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    Natu shangeni ondjokonona yetu yene- NujomaNatu shangeni ondjokonona yetu yene- NujomaOmidhigululwakalo nadhi yambulwepo Omukokoli Presidende Sam Nujoma okwa popi kutya, ondjokonona yaAfrika naandjoka yaNamibia oya tameke nale omanga aatumwa yaEuropa inaya thika. Nujoma okwa li ta popi pethimbo kwa patululwa pambelewa Olufuko Festival mOutapi, ta ti ondjokonona noonkuluhedhi dhoshilongo nadhi kwatelwe po opo dhaadhike komapupi tage ya.

    Okwa pandula Elelo lyOutapi oshowo oshiputudhilo shaUnam, sho ya ningi olopota yopailongo kombinga yOlufuko na okwa popi kutya olopota ndjoka otayi ka gandja ompito kAaNamibia opo ya vule okwiilonga ondjokonona yOlufuko.

    Okwa ti shoka osha yooloka kondjokonona ndjoka ya shangwa kaatumwa yaEuropa , mboka ya gandja ethano lya yooloka na itali tsu kumwe nenenedhilaadhilo lyekalekepo lyoondjokonona noonkuluhedhi dhaavalelwa mo yaAfrika.

    Nuumvo aakadhona ya thika po-79 oya kutha ombinga moshituthi shoka. Olufuko oshituthi shepitotanda lyaakadhona yoomvula 15 sigo 20 mboka taya longekidhilwa onkalo yuukiintu nokulongwa okulonga iilongadhalwa yopamuthigululwakalo ya yooloka.

    Nonando Olufuko owa nyanwa kuyamwe, Nujoma ngoka e li patrona gwoshituthi shoka okwa popi kutya osha pumbwa okuhwahwameko nokuyambulwapo.

    Nujoma okwa popi kutya oshilongo kashi na omuthigululwakalo osha fa omuti gwaana omidhi onkene omidhigululwakalo odha pumbwa okukalekwa po.

    Ngoloneya gwaMusati, Erginus Endjala okwa yambidhidha omapopyo gaNujoma, ta popi kutya Olufuko oshinima sha simana kaanyasha naakokele oshowo moshigwana.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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    Shoprite a dhini elombwelo lyompanguShoprite a dhini elombwelo lyompanguShoprite ina hala okulandula oompango Ostola yaSouth Afrika, yoShoprite oya yi pondje elombwelo lyOmpangu yoPombanda opo yi shune miilonga aaniilonga yaali mboka ya li ya tidhwa miilonga sho ya lolo omihaka dhoka dha nuninwa aalandi. Aaniilonga mboka oya li haya longele oshitayi shostola ndjoka mOngwediva.

    Ehangano ndyoka olya pulwa opo li shune miilonga aaniilonga mboka ihe inali shi ninga.

    Aniilonga yaali mboka ya tumbulwa komadhina kutya oHaihambo Gabriel naPriskilla Mukongelwa, oya tidhwa miilonga momasiku 28 gaKotomba mo-2015, konima sho ya ningilwa omutumba gweutho kokomitiye yostola ndjoka na oya monika ondjo, sho ya lolo omihaka dhookastoma.

    Moombaapila dhompangu ndhoka dha monika koshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun, aaniilonga mboka oya popi kutya oya lolo onyama ndjoka molwaashoka ookastoma odha nyenyeta kutya oyi na omongwa unene na oyali yahala ya koleke omanyenyeto gookastoma, molwaashoka oye li woo poonkatu dhopalelo lyostola ndjoka.

    Mboka oya fala oshipotha shawo kombelewa yakomufala gwaaniilonga noshipotha osha kala nokuunduulilwa komeho sigo omomasiku 27 gaKootmba omvula ya piti, sho omupokati a ningi etokolo muuwanawa waShoprite na osha etitha ekutho miilonga lyaaniilonga mboka.

    Aaniilonga mboka inaya mwena oya tsikile nokufala oshikumungu shawo pombanda na osha pulakenwa mOmpangu yoPombanda muApilili gwonuumvo.

    Momasiku 23 gaJuni, omupanguli Maphios Cheda, okwa ningi etokolo nokukutha po shoka sha monika kokomitiye yaShoprite oshowo komufala gwaaniilonga.

    Omupanguli okwa gandja elombwelo kostola ndjoka opo yi shune miilonga aaniilonga mboka meendelelo, nokuya futa ondjambi yawo yokutameka momasiku 19 gaKotomba mo-2016, pamwe nomauwanawa gawo agehe.

    Nonando ongaaka sigo onena aaniilonga mboka inaya shunwa miilonga nonando omasiku 14 moka Shoprite ta vulu okupataneka etokolo lyompangu ndyoka oga piti.

    Sho a ningilwa omapulaapulo, omunambelewa omukuluntu gwoonzo dhopauntu gwoostola ndhoka, Joel Kapingana ngoka a li a kalelepo ehangano moshikumungu shoka okwa tindi okupopya sha, ta popi kutya ihaya kundathana iinima yawo yomeni niikundaneki.

    Mboka yaali ngashiingeyi natango otaya ka konga ekwatho lyOmpangu yoPombanda opo ku thiminikwe Shoprite a tule miilonga etokolo lyompangi.

    Oya lombwele oshifokundaneki shika kutya oya ka konga uuyelele kOmpangu yOpombandeelela ngele Shoprite okwa tulamo epataneko lyetokolo ndyoka lya ningwa, ihe inaya mona uuyelele wepataneko.

    Gabriel ngoka ngashiingeyi ta longo pakathimbo mehangano lyomatungo okwa popi kutya okwa hala iilonga ye iikulu molwaashoka ondjambi ndjoka ha mono ngashiingeyi itayi vulu okumu palutha pamwe noyana yahamano.

    “Onda hala iilonga yandje molwaashoka okumona ngashiingeyi iilonga iiwanawa oya pumba noonkondo, na onda tidhwa miilonga sho nda li tandi longo iilonga yandje,” Gabriel ta ti.

    Mukongelwa ngashiingeyi ke na iilonga na okwa shuna komukunda gwaandjawo mEndola, moshitopolwa shaHangwena.

    Okwa popi kutya okwa hala Shoprite a landule etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa kompangu, opo a vule okupalutha aanona ye yatatu.

    Shoprite oku li ta ningi iipalanyolo miikundaneki omathimbo ngaka, sho ehangano ndyoka inali hala okulandula oompango dhaNamibia.

    Omathimbo ga piti, Ominista yAaniilonga, Erkki Nghmtina, okwa li a popi kombinga yehangano ndyoka inali hala okugwanitha po oompango, oshowo sho inali hala aaniilonga ya kale iilyo yehangano lyaaniilonga.

    Mo-2015, aaniilonga yaShoprite oya pangula sho aniwa ya yi pondje oompango dhehangano mwakwatelwa ekuthombinga menkanka lyaaheli paveta. Oya pangulilwa woo eyonagulo lyomaliko gehangano nokuya moshipala omakonaakono gehangano.

    Aaniilonga yeli pe-100 mOvenduka oya ningilwa omutumba gwomautho omolwa ekuthombinga lyawo mekanka mo-2015 oshowo aaniilonga 176 yomoRundu noGobabis.

    Omitumba ndhoka onkene tadhi tsikile nonando aakuthimbinga oyendji oya pula opo elelo lyoostola ndhoka li kuthemo iipotha mbyoka.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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    LPM ina haluthwa kekaleko lyomutumba gweviLPM ina haluthwa kekaleko lyomutumba gwevi Etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa komutse gwoshilongo opo ku kalekwe omutumba gwevi ngoka gwa kala gwa tegelelwa koyendji moshilongo, inali halutha aniwa ehwahameko lyoLandless People's Movement.

    Pahapu dhaPaul Thomas, ngoka a popi pehala lyehwahwameko ndyoka, oya kala nale ya tegelela kutya omutumba ngoka otagu kalekwa. Thomas okwa popi kutya ekaleko lyomutumba ngoka otali ulike kutya epangelo inali hala okukandula po omukundu gwevi moshilongo. Okwa tsikile kutya ehwahwameko lyawo otali tsikile nokuunganeka omutumba gwawo gwevi.

    Okwa ti uutikolitho mboka taya ka tula miilonga pethimbo lyomutumba gwawo ngoka taga ningi, otawu ka gandjwa kepangelo mokutopola evi shi thike pamwe moshilongo.

    LPM otaka ninga omutumba gwevi momasiku ga7 sigo 8 gomwedhi Sepetemba nuumvo.

    Ehangano lyopashigwana lyoNangof olya taambako etokolo opo kukalekwe omutumba ngoka, nokupitila momukomeho gwehangano ndyoka oya popi kutya otaya yambidhidha epangelo melongekidho lyomutumba ngoka, opo gu vule okuningwa nokweeta omalunduluko gomondjila.

    Omupresidende Hage Geingob okwa tseyitha ekaleko lyomutumba ngoka, ta popi kutya okwa pumbiwa ethimbo lya gwana opo ku konaakonwe oshikumungu shevi.

    Geingob okwa popi kutya omutumba gwotango gwevi ogwa ndopa okutala kombinga yomapopyo gevi lyuuthiga. Inaku tseyitha kutya omutumba otagu ningwa uunake.

    OGONE TLHAGE

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  • 09/04/17--15:00: Huawei banks on AI
  • Huawei banks on AIHuawei banks on AITaking on the big guns Huawei unveils faster phone chip it says can beat Apple, Samsung. Huawei aims to use artificial intelligence-powered features such as instant image recognition to take on rivals Samsung and Apple when it launches its new flagship phone next month, a top executive said on Saturday.

    Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei's consumer business, on Saturday revealed a powerful new mobile phone chip Huawei is betting on for its upcoming flagship Mate 10 and other high-end phones to deliver faster processing and lower power consumption.

    Huawei will launch the Mate 10 and its sister phone, the Mate 10 Pro, in Munich on October 16, Yu confirmed. He declined to detail new features, but the phones are expected to boast large, 6-inch-plus full-screen displays, tech blogs predict.

    Artificial intelligence (AI) built into its new chips can help make phones more personalised, or anticipate the actions and interests of their users, Yu said.

    As examples, he said AI can enable real-time language translation, heed voice commands, or take advantage of augmented reality, which overlays text, sounds, graphics and video on real-world images phone users see in front of them.

    Yu believes the new Kirin 970 chip's speed and low power can translate into features that will give its phones an edge over the Apple iPhone 8 series, set to be unveiled on September 12, and Samsung's range of top-line phones announced this year. Huawei is the world's number three smartphone maker behind Samsung and Apple.

    “Compared with Samsung and Apple, we have advantages,” Yu said in an interview during the annual IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin. “Users are in for much faster (feature) performance, longer battery life and more compact design.”

    The company asserts its newly announced Kirin 970 chip will preserve battery life on phones by up to 50%.

    Huawei describes the new chip as the first Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for smartphones. It brings together classic computing, graphics, image and digital signal processing power that have typically required separate chips, taking up more space and slowing interaction between features within phones.

    Most importantly, Huawei aims to use the Kirin chips to differentiate its phones from a vast sea of competitors, including Samsung, who overwhelming rely on rival Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm, the market leader in mobile chip design.

    Among major phone makers, only Apple and Huawei now rely on their own core processors.

    The 970 is designed by Huawei's HiSilicon chip design business and built using the most advanced 10 nanometre production lines of contract manufacturer TSMC.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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  • 09/04/17--15:00: Eenhana welcomes Mobile Gome
  • Eenhana welcomes Mobile GomeEenhana welcomes Mobile Gome MTC recently opened a new Mobile Home in the northern town of Eenhana. This is the 33rd Mobile Home and will offer MTC's full range of services.

    The operating hours will be from Monday to Thursday, 08:00 to 17:00, Fridays from 09:00 until 17:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 to 13:00.

    “We remain focused on our customer philosophy and promise to make sure that we provide quality telecommunication services to all our customers, wherever they are, through continuous and innovative thinking underpinned by excellent service – and the commissioning of the Eenhana Mobile Home is a testimony to that objective” said Tim Ekandjo, MTC executive.

    According to Ekandjo, the Eenhana Mobile Home rests directly in the company newest strategic outlook as underwritten by its 081Every1 project which seeks to ensure 100% population density network coverage in the next two years.

    Previously Eenhana residents and from the surroundings had to trek to the Ondangwa or Oshikango Mobile Homes – a distance of nearly 70 kilometres in each direction - for services

    Besides its own network of Mobile Homes, MTC also relies on around 60 main dealers and over 3 000 small retailers who sell a variety of MTC services to a customer base of 2 million, providing an unmatched footprint of MTC services countrywide.

    The shop was commissioned at a cost of N$1 million, and is situated at Ewaneno Centre, Shop 1, Sam Nujoma Drive.

    STAFF REPORTER

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  • 09/04/17--15:00: Swakop seeks smart partners
  • Swakop seeks smart partnersSwakop seeks smart partners The Swakopmund municipality on Thursday signed agreements with the Opuwo, Oranjemund and Rehoboth town councils.

    The agreements will assist parties to share knowledge, expertise and resources to improve tourism, environmental and health management, town planning, waste management, and community development strategies.

    The mayors, management committee chairpersons and chief executive officers of these towns signed the agreements during the Swakopmund council's ordinary meeting.

    Swakopmund deputy mayor Maria Elago said over the years the council had demonstrated good governance and progress in terms of development, hence the interest from other towns to work closely with it.

    The acting CEO of Swakopmund, Marco Swartz, told Nampa that there was no specific duration of the cooperation.

    “We tackle one problem, for instance, help them with archiving until we solve it, then we move to the next one until they are happy,” he said.

    Swakopmund has a similar agreement with the Otavi town council, while Opuwo has one with the City of Windhoek.

    Windhoek and Opuwo aim to address developmental issues such as waste management, local economic development and tourism promotion, youth development, town planning, property and land management.

    NAMPA

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  • 09/04/17--15:00: Oryx satisfied with results
  • Oryx satisfied with resultsOryx satisfied with resultsRecords profit of N$31.6 million Oryx's financial results have lived up to an analyst's expectation in light of the current economic downturn. Oryx this week reported revenue of N$297 million and total comprehensive profit of N$31.6 million for its financial year ended 30 June 2017.

    Total net rental income increased by 2.2%, comprising an increase in the net rental income of the core portfolio of 8% and a decline in net rental of the South African properties of 89% or N$12.3 million. This, Oryx said, highlighted the strength of the core portfolio, even in a challenging economic environment.

    Commenting on the results, Oryx CEO Carel Fourie said: “The board took a strategic decision to sell two South African properties which posed unacceptably high renewal risks, and this is the major contributor to the slowdown in distribution growth.”

    At year-end the property portfolio was valued at N$2.4 billion, representing a growth of 5.5% in the core portfolio.

    “The growth is mostly attributable to capital expenditure of N$131 million mainly relating to the completion of the new Virgin Active premises, the general upgrade of Maerua Mall and the new Family Entertainment Centre, which is still under construction,” said Fourie.

    Oryx disposed of three South African properties, one in Stellenbosch and the other two in Port Elizabeth.

    “During the year a property to the value of N$19 million (Port Elizabeth) was sold, while two other properties valued at N$14 million (Port Elizabeth) and N$56 million (Stellenbosch) respectively, sale agreements with suspensive conditions in place at year end, of which the latter was successfully transferred during July 2017,” said Fourie.

    Oryx remained on course with expansion activities, which it said would bolster the shopping experience. Construction of the Family Entertainment Centre includes a Glow in the Dark putt-putt area, a trampoline park, redemption gaming area and a world-class play area for children.

    “The project is well under way and we are planning the opening for early October. We are keen to see this project completed in order to offer our customers an exciting, family-friendly destination which will enhance their shopping experience at Maerua Mall,” said Fourie.

    Stockbroking firm Simonis Storm felt Oryx performed well in a difficult operating environment.

    “Oryx recorded strong results amidst the challenges the group had to face. We believe that this speaks to the quality of management,” said Simonis Storm.

    The analysts welcomed the sale of the South African properties. “We like the fact that management is taking a positive approach by disposing of properties (especially South African properties) that are under pressure,” said Simonis Storm.

    The results, they felt, were in line with expectations and said management remained on the ball.

    “We like the results which are roughly in line with our expectations. It looks like management will continue to grind rental increases beside the challenges. We do expect a curb in operating expenses, but distribution yield to remain under pressure. We will have to wait for when the economy turns, to see upside catalysts to the valuation. Management are on the ball,” Simonis Storm concluded.

    OGONE TLHAGE

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    Branch manager: Collin ChristofBranch manager: Collin Christof A branch manager is someone who is responsible for directing all operational aspects including distribution, customer service, human resources, administration and sales in accordance with the company's objectives.

    Collin Christof is the branch manager of Checkers and he explained that his duties and responsibilities include overseeing all operation in the store and ensuring that business is conducted well.

    “I work with a team and I am entrusted to provide them with training, coaching, development and motivation so that at the end of the day our goals are met,” says Christof.

    Skills required to do this job include leadership skills, being persuasive and being influential. Christof started working as a till packer and worked his way up. “I started from the bottom but with in-house training I worked my way up to where I am now,” he shared. Christof also did a diploma in Business Administration to add to solidify his position.

    His day starts early in the morning where he inspects service departments in the store and ensures that everything is ready before the store opens. “I spend the rest of my day directing all operational aspects in the store and making sure customers leave happy,” he says.



    Pull quote:

    “I work with a team and I am entrusted to provide them with training, coaching, development and motivation to ensure our goals are met”



    A branch manager should:

    · Be a good leader.

    · Have a love for the retail industry.

    · Have good analytical skills.

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    Operations manager: Christo van NiekerkOperations manager: Christo van Niekerk An operations manager is a senior role which involves overseeing the production of goods and/or provision of services. It's an operations manager's job to make sure an organisation is running as well as it can, with a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of customers.

    Christo van Niekerk is the regional operations manager for Shoprite Checkers. He is responsible for determining and directing all operations and determining how they should be done based on the Living Standard Measurements (LSM) of their customers

    “I must know what the LSM is for a specific area and have to determine the prices for the items and the volumes I should send there,” says Van Niekerk. His duties include making sure that items in the stores are accounted for, that they are in the right sections and that they are priced correctly.

    It is also Van Niekerk's responsibility to ensure that stores have enough stock at all times. His other duties entail checking on the cleanliness of stores and service.

    He says he typically spends his days on the move by visiting all the shops he manages with routine inspections. “I sometimes even do surprise visit.”

    Van Niekerk says you have to be very patient and always listen to your customers. You need to be calm under pressure, respectful and friendly.

    Pull quote:

    “Our standards need to be high and customer service has to be perfect”

    An operations manager should:

    · Be organised.

    · Be able to analyse data and make decisions accordingly.

    · Be able to motivate a diverse team.

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  • 09/04/17--15:00: Food buyer: Alan de Waal
  • Food buyer: Alan de WaalFood buyer: Alan de Waal A food buyer is responsible for planning and selecting a range of products to sell in retail outlets. The buyer must consider customer demand, market trends and budgets when making decisions.

    “My job is to negotiate the best cost prices for a product as well as to ensure that I get the best price for promotional items,” says Alan de Waal, food buyer at the Shoprite.

    “I started as a branch manager and always wanted to get into the business of actually doing the buying myself. As Shoprite, we have a lot of buying power which we can use to get the best cost prices on products,” he says.

    One of the main goals of a food buyer is to buy products such as to ensure constant growth in sales. The objectives are to ensure optimal stock levels and to grow sales, to negotiate trading terms for new suppliers and to effectively manage subordinates and interact with all relevant departments.

    One of his highlights is knowing that his work adds value to the lives of customers by ensuring that the products are the best quality and value for money. “It is also wonderful to see how customers engage with our products when we have promotions,” he says.



    Pull Quote:



    “It is wonderful to see how customers engage with our products when we have promotions”





    A food buyer should:



    · Be able to think on his/her feet when difficult situations arise.

    · Have an eye for a good deal.

    · Know what the needs and desires of customers are.

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