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Helping people makes her happy

Uejaa Kazondunge, Marketing Officer for Tusk Group, and here, the Master of Ceremonies at the National Theater of Namibia Backstage, during the Last Band Standing Competition in 2013.

Uejaa Kazondunge, Marketing Officer for Tusk Group, and here, the Master of Ceremonies at the National Theater of Namibia Backstage, during the Last Band Standing Competition in 2013.

Ms Uejaa Kazondunge is a true Jack of all Trades. She is currently Marketing Officer for Tusk Group of Companies, which includes Moola Mobile, Tusk Mobile and Electronics and Mama Fresh.Over weekends, she freelances as a radio presenter at 99FM, and then she finds time to do voice-overs and appear on stage as Master of Ceremonies for auspicious occasions.
“Uejaa said that in 2007 she was horrible in reading news, and her boss would tell her how people would call to ask her, why she would not take her off the air. But she kept at it and gained the confidence.” “I love the mystery behind radio and how people get attached to the voice, therefore radio to me represents a friend who is faceless but speaks to me like we have been friends forever.”
She is also currently studying for her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication Technology at the Polytechnic of Namibia. “Journalism is a profession which is so powerful yet so underrated at the same time.

The course has surely improved my communication skills, made me a better writer, a better speaker and very importantly, opened up my mind to so many things,” said Uejaa adding that once she has completed her journalism degree, it is on to the next one, which will be in Project Management “because I love managing projects and seeing them through.”
She emphasised that her family is very important to her because they are her number one motivators and she loves knowing that she is able to take care of them. Knowing that they are happy also makes her very happy.
“I am inspired by a lot of things and knowing that I am not where I used to be, and I have been presented with so many great opportunities. I feel inspired to better myself and give back,” she added. Uejaa advised that “people should get educated and gain the knowledge both bookwise and streetwise and make it work for you and learn to share.” “If you want to prove anyone that said you will not make it, wrong , kill them with massive success and let your work speak for itself and never let the hype get to your head,” she said giving her mischievous smile.
She concluded by saying that people motivate her and she loves helping others and making people happy.  “It brings satisfaction to see the smile on someone’s face after you have just helped them in some way.”

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

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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.