#RoundUp: MMMC march, uranium, bank theft

November 3, 2015, 7:58am

National Round Up: 3 November 2015

Opposition marriage on the rocks

Article and photo by the Namibian Sun

Just a few days after five opposition parties signed a cooperation agreement for the upcoming regional and local authority elections, one of the parties says the others are selfish and won’t share resources.

Martin Lukato of the National Democratic Party (NDP) said the agreement he entered into with Nudo, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), RP and CoD will not last long.

The five parties at the weekend signed an agreement to support each other in the regional council elections in constituencies where the different parties enjoy support.

Read more in the Namibian Sun

Namibia’s uranium paradox

Article and photo by New Era

Despite Namibia being the fifth largest producer of uranium in the world, the lucrative resource continues to be controlled by foreign firms, while Namibians are left with no choice but to sit and watch as outsiders rake in billions from locally sourced uranium.

During a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Wednesday in New Delhi, on the sidelines of the Third Africa-India Forum Summit, President Hage Geingob informed his counterpart that India cannot buy uranium directly from Namibia, because “government does not own uranium”. “There is no ability for India to buy uranium directly from the Namibian government since the mineral is mined by private companies, while the government does not own uranium,” he said.

Read more in New Era

Guards arrested for N$300 000 bank theft


Article and photo by New Era

Three security officers employed by Mpungu Security Company in Rundu will be brought before court today for the alleged theft of N$300 000 meant for restocking First National Bank’s automatic teller machines (ATMs) at Rundu.

On Saturday at around 10h00, the three security officers received a huge sum of money from FNB in Rundu to restock the ATMs.

However, the two bags in which the N$300 000 was being transported ‘vanished’ and the three security officers could not give any satisfactory explanation as to how the money went missing.The three were subsequently arrested on Saturday and are scheduled to appear before court today.

Read more in New Era

City partnership stinks

By Shinovene Immanuel, for the Namibian. Photo by the Namibian.

A MULTIMILLION dollar land servicing deal for more than 370 plots between the Windhoek Municipality and a private developer, Ino Investment, went sour three months ago when the city complained of being sidelined.

The co-owner of Ino Investment, Fillemon Iyambo, also runs the business arm of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) - Labour Investment Holdings (LIH).

Read more in the Namibian

We will march to Windhoek

By Adam Hartman for the Namibian. Photo by the Namibian.

THE Metal, Mining, Maritime and Construction (MMMC) union says they will march to Windhoek and present their grievances to President Hage Geingob if their demands are not met by tomorrow.

The MMMC that is affiliated to the Namibia National Labour Organisation has more than 1300 members drawn from various fishing companies at Walvis Bay.

With about 200 workers at Lüderitz joining in the strike that started last week, the union leader Petrus Immanuel said if their demands are not met by tomorrow, they would march to the capital.

Read more in the Namibian