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The Namibian
Fri 22 May 2015
 IS the alcohol we drink in shebeens different from that in hotels and do the shebeens brew their own special beer? I personally thought we are all buying beer from Namibia Breweries Limited. I would thus like to tell some people that they should think dee
 THERE should be an issue of tribal discrimination involved in this whole Polytechnic fight. Now that the minister of higher education is from the same tribal group as the rector, he seems to be more comfortable to do as he pleases.
 MR President and Minister of Works and Transport, drive on the road from Oshakati to Ruacana and see the bad condition it is in. It is dangerous to drive on that road and our cars are getting damaged. Please make it a priority to fix it.
 WAITING to see what the new President will do to stop the rot at Polytechnic. Millions of dollars are unaccounted for. To clean up the place, Tjivikua, Gunzel and Jaftha must go.
 REGIONAL office of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the staff in Opuwo should get their salaries on time. Stop delaying S&T and overtime payments as well.
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Will divorcing teachers' colleges from Unam improve the education system?

1. No, it is a waste of money.

2. Yes, it will attract those with passion.

3. It doesn't matter. Students will enroll anyway.

4. Maybe, but they must raise the entry requirements.


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ECONOMIC NEWS | 2010-02-03
Tender Board tightens rules to protect jobs
TILENI MONGUDHI
COMPANIES making use of foreign unskilled and semi-skilled workers will no longer qualify for Government tenders.
The Tender Board announced in the Government daily New Era yesterday that 'henceforth 100 per cent of all unskilled and semi-skilled labour must be sourced, without exception, from within Namibia'.
The Secretary to the Tender Board, Welma Enssle, told The Namibian that foreign unskilled and semi-skilled labour has been imported while the country has an estimated 50 per cent unemployment rate. She said the Ministries of Labour, Works, Home Affairs and Finance would have to work together to implement the new regulation.
The Ministry of Home Affairs will be expected to tighten the criteria for issuing work permits while Labour should monitor employers.
A Government source told The Namibian that the new measure was aimed particularly at Asian construction companies, which have been accused of importing manual labourers at the expense of local workers.
Those cited most often are Chinese and North Korean construction companies.
Finance Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has been pushing for a review of the laws governing the Tender Board.
In her speech at the opening of the Tender Board about a fortnight ago, she said a review of the Tender Board Act was long overdue since it did not address certain new developments in the country.
She added the Act should not only focus on the development objectives of the country but should look out for the interests of the Namibian people.
One of the issues she wanted addressed in the review was following up on the successful bidders' commitment to affirmative action, job creation and the sourcing of local products.
National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) Secretary General Evilastus Kaaronda welcomed the Tender Board announcement.
He said the Tender Board was now talking the same language as the unions - to help alleviate unemployment and poverty - and that the move will enhance skills in the country.
The Swapo Party Youth League, (SPYL) has been critical of the Tender Board for years.
SPYL Secretary Elijah Ngurare said the only winner in this regard is the Namibian people.
'We are happy, and hope that it is implemented fully,' he said adding that the SPYL wanted to see genuine 'Namibianisation of tenders'.

         


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