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The Namibian
Thu 18 Sep 2014
 WELL done Dudley for your cartoons. You say what most rational-thinking people know.
 HOW dare BH make such a mockery of poor Namibians like you did in The Namibian newspaper? Greed will destroy this nation. Is there another tender for BH in the pipeline for him to make such outrageous statements?
 MINISTRY of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture, can't you find a qualified Namibian to head the Berg Aukas training centre instead of a foreigner? What a leadership vacuum in this country.
 FELLOW citizens, help us to understand why the Oshikoto education directorate takes more than a month to pay teachers for holiday lessons. Next time the teachers will go to well-organised regions.
 HOW do you explain this. The NBC manager in Otjiwarongo is forever out of office doing his personal errands during office hours. NBC head office do something to stop this rot.
POLL
In light of recent media reports, do you think the fisheries sector is in crisis?

1. No, it's just a media storm

2. Yes, sack the minister

3. Maybe, but do we have all the info yet?

4. Never! Namibians are getting empowered


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ECONOMIC NEWS | 2005-02-01
Iran did not buy uranium from Rössing, says Govt
CHRISTOF MALETSKY
THE Namibian Government says it was no secret that Iran has shares in Rössing Uranium Limited, but denies that Tehran purchased Namibian uranium.
The United States accuses Iran of secretly developing nuclear
weapons.
"They have shares. That is not a secret, just like the Namibian
Government is also a minority shareholder in Rössing," said
the Director of Mines Asser Mudhika.

He denied that any local uranium had been exported to Iran.

"That we can stand for it. We are working with the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and they know the end destination of
our uranium," he said.

Reuters news agency reported over the weekend that the
government of Iran has held a 15 per cent shareholding in
Rössing Uranium Limited since 1975.

It quoted Graham Davidson, the General Manager for operations at
Rössing, as stating that the company's board of directors only
permits the sale of uranium for use in generating electricity.

Davidson said there were no contracts with Iran for the sale of
milled uranium oxide, better known as "yellowcake."

The company did not respond to a question whether Iran had
purchased any Rössing uranium in the past, while the spokesman
for IAEA declined to comment.

Mudhika, who represents the Government on the Rössing
board, said the Ministry of Mines monitors how uranium is exported
from Namibia and follows it through to its final destination.

Rössing Uranium Limited, which is majority owned by
Anglo-Australian firm Rio Tinto, sells its uranium to nuclear power
plants in the United States, Japan, South Korea and Sweden.

Davidson told Reuters last week that representatives of the
government of Iran routinely attend Rössing board
meetings.

US officials said they were not aware of Iran's stake in
Rössing and a senior Iranian official in Tehran declined to
comment when approached by Reuters.

An official at the US State Department said it did not appear
illegal for US power companies to buy uranium from a company partly
owned by Iran.

Rössing forwarded its response to the Reuters queries to
the Ministry of Mines and Energy on Saturday afternoon.

Davidson said the use of the mine's material is closely
monitored by the IAEA.

"They have shares. That is not a secret, just like the Namibian
Government is also a minority shareholder in Rössing," said
the Director of Mines Asser Mudhika.He denied that any local
uranium had been exported to Iran."That we can stand for it. We are
working with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and they
know the end destination of our uranium," he said.Reuters news
agency reported over the weekend that the government of Iran has
held a 15 per cent shareholding in Rössing Uranium Limited
since 1975.It quoted Graham Davidson, the General Manager for
operations at Rössing, as stating that the company's board of
directors only permits the sale of uranium for use in generating
electricity.Davidson said there were no contracts with Iran for the
sale of milled uranium oxide, better known as "yellowcake."The
company did not respond to a question whether Iran had purchased
any Rössing uranium in the past, while the spokesman for IAEA
declined to comment.Mudhika, who represents the Government on the
Rössing board, said the Ministry of Mines monitors how uranium
is exported from Namibia and follows it through to its final
destination.Rössing Uranium Limited, which is majority owned
by Anglo-Australian firm Rio Tinto, sells its uranium to nuclear
power plants in the United States, Japan, South Korea and
Sweden.Davidson told Reuters last week that representatives of the
government of Iran routinely attend Rössing board meetings.US
officials said they were not aware of Iran's stake in Rössing
and a senior Iranian official in Tehran declined to comment when
approached by Reuters.An official at the US State Department said
it did not appear illegal for US power companies to buy uranium
from a company partly owned by Iran.Rössing forwarded its
response to the Reuters queries to the Ministry of Mines and Energy
on Saturday afternoon.Davidson said the use of the mine's material
is closely monitored by the IAEA.

         


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