Daily Archives: November 17, 2012

Francina Hishekwa-Ghauz wins by-election

WINDHOEK: The Swapo-Party’s Francina Hishekwa-Ghauz has won the Tsumkwe Constituency by-election with 1 515 votes. The by-election took place yesterday at Tsumkwe. Elections’s Director Moses Ndjarakana told Nampa today that the National Union Democratic Organisation (Nudo)’s Alex Kandetu ended second with 1 036 votes, while the DTA of Namibia’s Samuel Rihihamisa Maharero got 379 votes.

All People’s Party (APP)’s Richard Nani Kgao garnered 186 votes, followed by Ismael Gomeb of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) with 167 votes. About 6 735 people registered to vote, but only 49,5 per cent voted on Friday, said Ndjaraka. The Tsumkwe by-election was necessitated by the death of Swapo-Party Regional Councillor Moses Kgao! Coma, who died in Otjiwarongo in August this year after a short illness.

Ramps and other facilities to build to allow people with disabilities easy access to buildings in Karas Region

WINDHOEK: Ramps and other facilities will soon be build to allow people with disabilities easy access to buildings in the Karas Region. During a regional Disability Networking Forum meeting held in Lüderitz last week, Government officials and private business owners promised to start erecting ramps and other facilities for people using walking frames and crutches.

Control Rehabilitation Officer at the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in Keetmanshoop, Richard Muchila confirmed this to Nampa in a telephonic interview yesterday.

Muchila said the meeting was prompted by a Nampa report in October this year that wheelchair-bound people do not have access to most buildings in Keetmanshoop such as banks, government buildings and shops. The meeting brought together physically-challenged persons, parents of children living with disabilities, politicians and local businesspeople.

He said an assessment was done on which buildings do not have ramps and those who do have ramps but which were too steep or too narrow for wheelchairs, and a decision was taken that from this month onwards the situation should be rectified.

Mobile Telecommunications take second place in 5th Annual Africacom 2012 awards’ ceremony

WINDHOEK: Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC)’s Netman 4G television commercial took second place in the 5th Annual Africacom 2012 awards’ ceremony held in Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by MTC yesterday, the Netman 4G TV commercial was shortlisted in what seemed to be the group of death – the Best Marketing Campaign category. Miguel Geraldes, Managing Director of MTC who accepted the award on behalf of MTC, was proud of the achievement, saying the competition was tough.

South Africa-based Prezence Digital, who emerged winners in this category, is a prominent and successful digital media company. Geraldes said the award is not just for MTC but it speaks volumes about the creativity of the Namibian people, and they are happy to accept this on behalf of the Namibian people and their creative team.

Twenty-four football club managers enhance their management and administration skills during a four-day workshop

WINDHOEK: Twenty-four football club managers from different regions in Namibia enhanced their management and administration skills during a four-day workshop held at the NamPower Convention Centre from Monday to Friday.

It was the first of its kind training offered by the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) to club managers in Namibia. It was organised, sponsored and facilitated by FIFA together with the Namibian Football Association (NFA).

Speaking at the closing ceremony here yesterday, facilitator Sipho Nkumane from South Africa explained that the course was aimed at improving the performance of Namibian football.

He said if club managers effectively depart the knowledge received in the training to their club members, it will take Namibian football to greater heights. Nkumane, a FIFA regional instructor, said FIFA appreciates that the NFA applied for this course, so now go out there and change people’s lives and in the process promote the name of the NFA.

MTC’s Netman 4G scoops second place in Africacom awards

WINDHOEK: Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC)’s Netman 4G television commercial took second place in the 5th Annual Africacom 2012 awards’ ceremony held in Cape Town, South Africa on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by MTC on Friday, the Netman 4G TV commercial was shortlisted in what seemed to be the group of death – the Best Marketing Campaign category.

Miguel Geraldes, Managing Director of MTC who accepted the award on behalf of MTC, was proud of the achievement, saying the competition was tough.

South Africa-based Prezence Digital, who emerged winners in this category, is a prominent and successful digital media company. Geraldes was quoted in the statement as saying that having competed against Prezence Digital and taking second place ahead of all the mobile companies like Orange and Etisalat, who were also shortlisted in this category, is a remarkable achievement.

“This award is not just for MTC but it speaks volumes about the creativity of the Namibian people, and we are happy to accept this on behalf of the Namibian people and our creative team,” Geraldes said.

AfricaCom Awards’ representative, Emily Martyr, was quoted as saying that competition was fierce this year with a record number of entries, up 60 per cent on last year, which itself was a bumper year. “The quality and number of entries into these awards is testament to the importance of this sector across Africa,” she said.

The annual Africacom Conference is Africa’s premier annual telecoms, media and information and communication technology (ICT) conference and exhibition, and the awards is a true celebration of vision and progress in the African telecoms industry.