Four burglars charged with theft remanded in police custody

WALVIS BAY: Four alleged burglars charged with theft from the Ellerines furniture shop on Monday, were remanded in custody today.

Jimmy Links, 22; Bonifatius Kondombolo, 26; Issaskar Ha-Eirob, 27, and Ivan van Wyk, 26, appeared in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court before presiding officer Vicky Nicolaidis, who postponed their case to 03 November 2014 for further police investigations.

They were arrested on Tuesday.

State prosecutor Eden Iyambo objected to bail on the grounds that police investigations into the matter are still in the early stages.

The suspects were advised to apply for formal bail and legal representation.

The Namibian Police (Nampol) yesterday said the suspects took advantage of the power outages experienced in Walvis Bay on Monday evening to break into Ellerines, and allegedly stole items such as televisions and sound systems worth N.dollars 87 000.

Items worth N.dollars 80 000 were recovered on Tuesday in the Kuisebmund residential area at a house along Omugulugwombashe Street.

Items valued at N.dollars 7 000 are still missing.

WINDHOEK; The John Pandeni Constituency office yesterday handed-over equipment and material worth N.dollars 155 000 to small-scale businesses in Katutura.

Speaking during the event in the capital, John Pandeni Constituency Councillor Rachel Jacob called on the 15 beneficiaries to create much-needed employment through their businesses, and to make their businesses examples for others.

She urged them to work hard and use the materials and equipment for their intended purposes.

Jacob said the Government of Namibia is trying hard to fight poverty, malnutrition, hunger and unemployment by putting in place programmes aimed at improving the livelihood of communities in all 14 regions of the country.

The John Pandeni Constituency, amongst others, has the Income-Generating Activities (IGA) grant in the form of material and equipment given to community projects to start-up small businesses every year, she noted, adding that the grant encourages community members to embark on economically-viable projects which are sustainable in the long run.

Since its inception, the programme has contributed tremendously to the reduction of poverty and the unemployment rate in the constituency.

The businesses which received the donated materials are Julia Catering, Sandra Catering, Indangungu Upholstery, Tukondjeni Uphostery, Okamuinjo Hair Salon, JW trading, Easy Tyre Repair and Uncle Roo Printing, amongst others.