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Nipam roadshow for civil servants

Nipam roadshow for civil servants

Employees of the government working in the Ohangwena, Oshana and Omusati regions last week attended a training roadshow conducted by the government’s own civil servants training institution, the Namibia Institute of Public Administration & Management’s (NIPAM).
The roadshow comprised of training for Human Resources practitioners and a presentation on the implementation and impact of the President’s Harambee Prosperity Plan.
During last week, NIPAM visited various Regional and Town Council offices to present their courses and held a feedback workshop for Human Resources practitioners and a Client Forum on promoting the Harambee Prosperity Plan through improved performance and excellent service delivery. The one-day Feedback workshop for Human Resources practitioners was held in Ongwediva on Tuesday. This session focused on innovative skills, behaviours and strategies for reducing employee turnover, promoting employee development and creating training needs analysis.
The roadshow ended with a Client Forum on Thursday at Outapi under the theme: Promoting the Harambee Prosperity Plan through improved performance and excellent service delivery. The forum focused on “Effective Governance” and assemble experts in various fields from to explain what this means for public servants.
The forum was attended by close to 40 officials from various ministries and regional council offices in the Omusati region. The participants had the opportunity to deliberate and give input on how they in the regions can contribute and assist the President in achieving the goals of Harambee. “The Plan acknowledges that we are closely linked to what is happening in the world around us and foremost, that our future is intertwined with the future of Africa.
It also acknowledges that what is happening in the global world affects us” said Mrs. Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi: Presidential Advisor: Constitutional Affairs & Private Sector Interface during her presentation.

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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia


20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.