Eritrea Profile_23052015

Vol 22. No. 24
Saturday, 23rd of may, 2015
World leaders and Heads of Organizations
send Messages of Congratulations
The Heads of State of Saudi
Arabia, People’s Republic of
China, India, Mexico, Israel,
Liberia, Russia, South Africa,
Germany and Singapore and the
Chairperson of the Commission of
the African Union, as well as the
Director-General of the UN Food
and Agriculture Organization have
sent messages of congratulation
to President Isaias Afwerki on the
occasion of the 24th anniversary
of Independence.
In their messages, King Salman
Bin Abdel Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi
Arabia, and the Crown Prince and
Deputy Chairman of the country’s
Ministerial Council, Mohammed
Bin Naif Bin Abdel-Aziz Al-Saud,
wished good health to President
Isaias and peace and prosperity
for the Eritrean people. They also
asserted readiness to strengthen
Eritrean-Saudi relations.
Likewise, President Xi Jin
Ping of the PRC lauded Eritrea’s
development achievements on
the basis of self-reliance, and
expressed readiness to further
enhance the prevailing solid
Eritrean-Chinese ties.
Similarly, Presidents Prnab
Mukherjee of India, Enrique
Penna Nieto of Mexico, Reuven
Cultural performances by musical
groups from foreign countries
have added color to the on-going
Independence celebrations.
Performances staged at Cinema
Roma by artists from South Africa
and Mali so far have imbued special
flavor to this year’s Independence
Anniversary celebrations, winning
acclaim by citizens who watched
the shows.
The renowned Malian singer,
Habib Koite, is among the foreign
artists who entertained the audience
with his impressive presentation
at Cinema Roma on the 21st of
May. The South African musical
group had similarly impressed the
audience during their performance
last Tuesday.
Cultural troupes from Germany
and the Republic of Sudan are
scheduled to stage performances in
the next couple of days.
Musical Groups from foreign countries
participate in Celebrations
Rivlin of Israel, Vladimir Putin
of Russsia, Jacob Zuma of South
Africa, Joachim Gauck Germany,
Tony Tan Keng Yam of Singapore
and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of
Liberia conveyed messages
of goodwill to the people and
Government of Eritrea. Moreover,
they asserted readiness to foster
ties with Eritrea.
In the same vein, the Chairperson
of the Commission of the African
Union, Dr. Nkozasana Dlamini
Zuma, expressed appreciation
for the Eritrean government’s
achievement as regards the
Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs). She further expressed
conviction that Eritrea would
continue to work closely with
the AU for the attainment of the
organization’s objectives. In a
similar message, FAO’s DirectorGeneral Jose Graziano Da Silva
wished goodwill to President
Isaias and the Eritrean people.
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Workshop on EEBC
ruling conducted in
Republic of Sudan
A workshop organized by the
Eritrean Embassy in the Republic of
Sudan was conducted this
week pertaining to the final
and binding resolution of the
Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary
Commission’s ruling on
border delimitation.
The workshop was
attended by Sudanese
Ministers, Ambassadors,
and officials of political
parties, university lecturers, and
representatives of governmental and
non-governmental Research centers,
among others.
It was underscored at the workshop
that the United Nations, the European
Union, the African Union and the
countries of the region should live
up to their responsibility as regards
the implementation of the final and
binding Eritrea-Ethiopia (EEBC) ruling on border delimitation.
Eritrean nationals abroad continue to
celebrate Independence Anniversary
More Eritrean citizens residing
in different countries are
celebrating the 24th Independence
Day anniversary with patriotic
spirit. In this connection, citizens
in the Italian cities of Milan,
Parma and Catania celebrated the
momentous Day in a manner that
adequately depicts the values of
the Eritrean people.
The Eritrean Ambassador to
Italy, Mr. Fisehatsion Petros,
informed the participants that
anti-Eritrea agendas on the part of
enemy quarters have ended up in
utter failure thanks to the united
and resolute offensive of citizens
at home and abroad.
Eritrean citizens living in the
Swedish capital of Stockholm
on their part organized sports
competitions as part of the
Independence
anniversary
celebrations.
Meanwhile, Eritrean nationals
in London, Ontario and its
environs marked the Independence
anniversary in a patriotic spirit.
In the same vein, YPFDJ branch
members and students of Eritrean
International School in Jeddah
city staged cultural performances
and pictorial exhibitions that
depict the pace and breadth of the
national development drive back
in their homeland.
Similarly, the Eritrean Embassy
in the Republic of Sudan
hosted a symposium on current
developments in conjunction with
a prestigious Sudanese Research
Centre. Sudanese Ministers,
Ambassadors, diplomats, heads
of political parties, invited
guests and Eritrean citizens
participated in the event. A series
of celebrations are slated to take
place in several Sudanese cities in
the coming days.
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Reflection On Freedom
And Independence
Solomon Mengsteab
The Eritrean revolution is one of
the greatest revolutions undertaken
in the history of decolonization. It is
one of the bravest, toughest, costliest (in terms of the sacrifices it demanded,) and most daring armed
struggles fought against colonization
and suppression. When our right for
self-determination was denied and
became the victims of brutal atrocities, the people of Eritrea embark on
a revolution, first through peaceful
approaches and later through armed
struggle. And, of course the rest is
history, we came out victorious. It
has already been almost a quarter of
a century since our country, Eritrea,
won its independence by the dearest
lives of its precious children in the
protracted bitter armed struggle. A
quarter of a century might seem like
a very long period of time, but when
seen in the light of the history of
statehood of our world, it is not that
long. Even the largest number of African states, which are considered to
be the latest wave of establishment
of statehood, won their independence in the early sixties.
Needless to say, this historical
phenomenon would be an unfair
challenge, on our part, on the mission of taking our country to the
level of those who are developed by
making rapid progress on development and prosperity. For, today, the
path to development and prosperity
is particularly characterized by cold
competition among countries; and
in this in uncompassionate competition Eritrea haven’t has fair beginning. However, this particular
phenomenon does not only pose
challenge but also presents an opportunity, in its own way. For, from
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our position, we have the chance of
exploiting the phenomenon to shape
and fashion our future for the better
by studying and learning from the
experiences of other countries that
have won their independence from
colonization before us. The sad
truth about the post-colonial experience African counties is that most
of them have torpidly observed the
re-appropriation of their sovereignty and the freedom of their people
through neo-colonization. Thus, we
have the opportunity to avoid this
fate by referring their experience
through careful scrutiny and putting
the knowledge in to use.
One of the things that we could
learn from the post-colonial history
of these African countries is that
winning one’s independence is one
thing and sustaining or securing its
endurance is something entirely different. The struggle to win independence is a process that would have
its end when the sought after independence is won. On the other hand,
the struggle to sustain and secure
the endurance of independence and
freedom is a never-ending process.
It is duplicitous to claim the existence of freedom and independence,
so long as there is suppression, subjugation, partiality, deprivation of
basic human rights, different sorts
of social, political, economic discrimination, and/or in general any
form of injustice. And if freedom
and independence are compromised
in any form of partiality, the struggle
to make it absolute should be unremitting, at least ideally. Injustice is
like chameleon; it possesses different colors. And, like its colors, its
implementation on one hand and its
consequence on the other are kaleidoscopically devious. Injustice is
Part II
an unfair treatment, measure and/or
in general action that is inflicted by
one or numerous parties. Therefore,
injustice on one end, and the party
perpetrating it, and thus is becoming the enemy by diluting it, on the
other end, are two concepts that are
often deliberated upon in simultaneity. And to come victorious out of
the struggle against injustice, like
in any other struggle, there is a dire
need to clearly identify the enemy.
In this modern era of science,
technology and information, however, it, sometimes, gets extremely
difficult to clearly identify the enemy, the chief source of the infliction
of the injustice.
Identifying, fighting and defeating
an armed enemy, who aggressively
advances to one’s country, crosses
the border and attempt to undermine
the sovereignty of a country and the
freedom of its people, is relatively
easy. However, the enemy that un-
dermines the sovereignty of a country and the enemy of its people is
not always an armed aggressor that
has declared open war. If we take
economic injustice for example, it
is obvious that the enemy that is inflicting the injustice doesn’t always
show up with an army and arsenal
on a battlefield. In fact, at times, the
enemy that is inflicting economic
injustice over a given population
could be found in the heart of its victims, disguised to be one of them;
the wolf in the sheep’s hide, as they
say.
Even worse, it is not alien to our
world to notice an entire economic
system that allows a certain internal
or external interest group to amass
wealth by exposing the mass to exploitation. As Karl Marks said it,
capitalism is the enemy of the proletariat that lives off the meager wages of its sweat; similarly here in the
above instance, it means that the entire principle or arrangement or the
economic system has become the
enemy that exposes the poor mass to
exploitation. For all the logical reasons therefore, it is well known that
it is not possible to attempt to fight
such an enemy with army and arsenal in the trenches of the battlefield.
It is therefore, for this chameleonic
and treacherous nature of injustice
that there is a need for a continuous
and all rounded preparation to keep
the torch of freedom alive.
The rule of the day dictates that a
country is a free and sovereign when
it has a government, population,
borders and recognition of the United Nations and/or other countries.
However, in reality a country is not
necessarily sovereign and its people
free and independent with all its
rights respected just because it managed to bear out these requirements.
The number of the African countries
that have nominal sovereignty but
in reality their principles, policies,
and decisions are the instruments
of various governmental, and nongovernmental, internal and external
powers is not negligible. How many
governments put the power of serving justice by making and enforcing
the law, that have been entrusted to
them by their people, into the proper
use without being influenced by
petty interest groups? How many
African regimes could be found in
Africa that are free from corruption
and are clean of the sweat and blood
of their people?
Let’s turn our focus to the people of Africa for a moment. What
percent of the population have an
economic prosperity and level of
living standard that is reasonably
converging with the exploited and
potential wealth of the continent?
What percent of the population of
this wretched continent have ever
cherished the luxury of social justice and basic human rights? In general, what percent of the population
of our Africa lives without the suppression and compromise of its social, cultural, economic and political
rights? The search for the answers of
these questions doesn’t require any
genius. Especially for Africans, the
answers are unmistakably found on
their daily lives. It has already been
decades since most of African states
become the slaves of the new form
of subjugation, neo-colonization. As
for the people of the continent, indeed it has already been more than
half of a century since most of them
broke the shackles of colonization
and become the possessor of free
sovereign countries. However, it
has similarly been more than half
of a century since the unfortunate
children of Africa, with all their efforts and toils, with all the riches of
their land and country, have been
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Eritrea Profile, Saturday 23rd of may, 2015
Thoughts on Freedom
and Independence
How would you define freedom or independent? What does freedom and independence mean to you? On the spirit of the eve celebration
of the Independence Day, today’s ‘On the Table’ shall present two personal deliberations upon these questions.
Independence:
When We Are Together
Daniel Semere
The spirit of togetherness during the independence season indeed transcends time.
One of the most important characteristics of
the Eritrean independence is the profound
respect the season entail for our martyrs,
without whom Eritrea would have forever
been a dream. Although Eritrean martyrs
are always remembered and revered, during this season there is always a bit more
to our memory of them. Beyond all the
respect we have for our martyrs, it is in
this time that we should celebrate their life
through the celebration of independence.
In this season the presence of our martyrs
in our heart is more profound. In no other
moment is the spirit of togetherness more
pronounced than in this season of independence. And hence our independence
celebration transcends time and unites the
spirits of our martyrs with that of ours.
One can feel the energy of hope in the air
during independence. The fact that all over
Eritrea, the occasion was celebrated with
a renewed energy and hope, seems to testify to this assertion. In this dedicated participation of the people and especially the
youth in making the beautiful celebration
possible lie the spirit of togetherness. And
it gives more meaning to the occasion as it
links Eritrean youth. And especially to the
youth who were born and raised abroad, it
was a link with the land of their ancestor.
This was one of the reasons why Eritrean
independence celebration is peculiar. It
builds a bridge that would bring about unbreakable bond among the hearts of Eritreans wherever they might be. Hence it
is one of pillars that serve as a hub in our
endeavor to build a nation.
Watching the different performance of
African art groups and the sense of solidarity that it invokes, has also made our
independence celebration transcend geography and culture. Indeed, it is the solidarity and partnership we have with our counterpart in Africa and all over the world that
ultimately give our independence its true
meaning. We fought for thirty year to give
Eritrea its rightful place in the world, and
this entails the partnership we must have
with countries on equal footing. In this
sense our independence can teach others
that freedom is precious and should not be
taken for granted; and it is the conscious
galvanization of the opportunities it entails
towards its promise of peace, justice and
prosperity, that ultimately make it worthwhile.
That’s why May 24 is awaited with
much longing and eagerness every year. It
is because it harmonized within itself the
lessons of the past, realities of the present,
and visions of the future; all in one conducive atmosphere. This spirit of togetherness should still be the reason that determines our future as a nation.
The Availability Of Choice
Solomon Mengsteab
The major streets and
avenues of Asmara have
been lit up by all sorts
of decorations. In the
evenings Harnet Avenue
has been animated by
several concerts and
shows. The major cinema
halls of the city have
been hosting all kinds of
shows including concerts
of various prominent foreign artistes. The
carnivals that pass through the Sema’etat
and Harnet Avenues to end at Bahti
Meskerem would attract thousands of
spectators on these streets making such a
big crowd that is only seen in those streets
only at such times. Also in the evenings, at
Bahti Meskerem there are shows of various
kinds from all the nine ethic groups found
in Eritrea.
In the past four or five days the Harnet
and Sema’etat Avenues have been flooded
with people of all ages, kids, young
boys and girls, women, men and elderly;
everybody comes out of their houses in the
evenings to celebrate. It May and the 24th
is at hand; the festivities of the celebration
are already heightened. Our independence
day the 24 celebration of the 24th of May
is on. And tonight it is the highlight, it is
the eve. At mid night fireworks would be
blasted into the skies of Asmara. And that
would mark the beginning of the day of
independence. And the festivities would
be concluded with the special program
held at the stadium; a program that would
be attended by government officials,
diplomats and invited guests.
For a non-Eritrean spectator, who
observes the festivities of this week, it
might seem a bit strange that the day of our
independence is still celebrated with such
passion and vigour after almost a quarter
of a century. But, for Eritreans it is clear
why the celebration takes such a value
throughout the country. We know what
we have been through, what our fathers,
mothers, brothers and sisters have been
through to win and to protect this freedom,
this independence and this sovereignty.
Thus, no kind of celebration would be too
much when it comes to celebrating our
freedom.
On this day, everyone reflects upon
what freedom and independence mean
to oneself. Although the Eritrean mass
shares similar sentiments and passion for
independence and freedom, as individuals,
it is no doubt that everyone would have
an idea of what freedom means and is to
oneself. Here is mine.
Freedom is the availability of choice. It
is a choice to think and to act in a way one
should prefer. Freedom is the availability
of choice to pursue some profession than
another. Freedom is the availability of
choice to dress in some way that another.
Freedom is the availability of choice to live
at a certain place than another. Freedom is
the availability of a choice to experiment
on one idea than another. Freedom is the
availability of the choice to cooperate with
one than another etc. And, there should only
be one limit to such choices that a given
choice of one should not be hindrance for
others from practicing similar choices.
Wining independence and freedom and
securing choices to oneself is a constant
struggle. For, if one wants to have choices
available, one should always be able
to command the factors that dictate the
availability of choices. And the ability to
command such factors is not a one time
job that is done at a point of time and get
over with. As the entities that constitute
these factors are dynamic by nature, the
factors also change constantly. And to
be on the top of the game to be dictating
these factors one should always be keen to
the dynamics of their entities. Therefore,
securing choices becomes an unremitting
toil. Thus for me freedom is not a luxury
to be cherished lazily laying on the couch
of the front porch it is rather a constant toil
and struggle with forces of different kinds,
human and non-human. What do you say?
Dear readers ‘On the Table’ always welcomes your outlooks on any of the issues raised on this column. Please mail us your comments opinions and
views; we will entertain them.
On the Table: http://www.profile.gov.er Daniel Semre - [email protected] Solomon Mengsteab [email protected]
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 23rd of may, 2015
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Vacancy Announcement
Bisha Mining Share Company is inviting applicants for the following positions for its Bisha
Site Project.
1. Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) Auto Electrician (01)
Duties / Functions
 Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
 Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance
requirements on production machines, auto electrical systems, following diagrams, sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
 Knowledge of KPI’s on all equipment
 Understands and is familiar with auto electrical systems.
 Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques;
monitoring compliance.
 Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish best
job results.
 Carry out auto electrical repairs by making use of Electronic Technician (Cat ET) and diagnose
problems.
 Provides auto electrical maintenance information by answering questions and requests for team
members and supervisors
 Prepares auto electrical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
and trends
 Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications; establishing personal networks.
 Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities,
and continuing needs.
 Perform any verbal instructions given by supervisors as long as it does not contradict any safety
standards.
 Maintain, fit and repair mobile plant AC systems.
Profile: Qualifications and Experience
Formal Education, Certifications or
Equivalents
 Relevant level of competency as an Auto Electrician
 Certification of competency
 Minimum of 5 years as an Auto Electrician
Working Experience – Nature &
Length
5 Years’ experience as an Auto Electrician
Leadership Experience – Nature &
length of time
None required but would be an advantage.
Other skills and abilities
Fluent English language skills, both written and verbal
Working knowledge and valid Driver license.
GR-02 national driver’s license.
2.
HME Drill Supervisor (01)
 Creates and maintain a safe working environment for the drill maintenance team.
 Access and identify hazards and risks in the workplace and take preventive actions.
 Conduct regular Safety and Toolbox meetings with drill maintenance Team members and perform
inspections in area of responsibility.
 Ensures good housekeeping in his area of responsibility.
 Manage time, attendance and absenteeism of drill maintenance team.
 Forecasting and Planning of jobs to maximize efficient use of available materials, time and manpower.
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 Ensure that all drill maintenance members are on a training and development schedule and attend
Training courses as and when necessary.
 Ensures that Maintenance is done according to the Planned Maintenance Schedule as well as notify
supervisor to any defects found.
 Performing repairs and replacements in such a manner to have a minimum effect on production and
process.
 Perform regular inspections to ensure early detection of potential problems and take preventative actions.
 Improve machine and equipment availability.
 Tracks the use of maintenance and repair parts in the warehouse and manages the direct purchased
items.
 Stand in for and carry out the Duties of the Field Maintenance Supervisor as and when required.
Profile: Qualifications and Experience
Formal Education,
Certifications or
Equivalents
Formal Trade certificate
Grade 12 certificate
Working Experience – Nature
& Length
5 – 10 years post trade experience of which at least 4 year must
have been in an Industrial/Mining environment, preferable in a
Supervisory position.
Leadership Experience –
Nature & length of time
Strong leadership required at this position ensuring that all
Safety procudures are complied with.Will also have to control,
direct and report on all activities of the team.
Fluent English language skills, both written and verbal.
Working knowledge and a valid Driver license (Gr 2, Light
Other skills and abilities
vehicle).
Computer literacy(MS Office, Exel,Word& Outlook).
Medically Fit.
General Information and other requirements:
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Place of Work: Bisha.
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Type of contract:
Indefinite period
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Salary: As per Company salary scale.
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Additional requirement for Nationals:
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Having fulfilled his/her National Service obligation and provide evidence of release paper from the Ministry
of Defense.
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Present clearance paper from current/last employer.
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Testimonial documents to be attached (CV, work experience credentials, a copy of your National Identity
Card etc.).
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Only shortlisted applicants would be considered as potential candidates for an interview.
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Application documents will not be returned to sender.
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All applications should be sent through the post office.
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Deadline for application: 10 days from the day of publication in the Newspaper.
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Address: Please mail your applications to;
Bisha Mining Share Company,
P. O. Box 4276 Asmara, Eritrea
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Note to Eritrean applicants:
Please send a copy of your application to
Aliens Employment Permit Affairs
P. O. Box 7940 Asmara, Eritrea
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Bisha Mining Share Company is inviting applicants for the following positions for its Bisha Site Project.
1.
Mining Supervisor (01)
Duration of Contract:-Definite Period
Major Duties and responsibilities:•
In Supervise operators and mining equipment to achieve a safe working environment and exceed production targets.
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Provided effective leadership to all crew members and dirve a high performance culture and ensuring
high level of standard to be achieved
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Ensure all mining crews are trained and authorised to operate mining equipment.
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Create and maintain professional relationships with all crew members and staff
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Drive high level of safety standard throughout the pit, waste dump, stockpile, ROM and all areas within
Bisha Mine
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Exceed production targets at Bisha Mine Open pit by improving utilisation, reduce idle, queuing time and
increase operating hours
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Train and mentor local operators by creating a culture of pride, passion and perseverance with the crew
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Lead the team to achieve production targets on a regular basis
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Be part of the weekly planning meeting every Thursday.
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Comply and meet the engineering department, daily, weekly and monthly production plan.
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Provide advice and guidance to make the plan realistic and achievable
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Operating machinery and proactively jumping into the machine to continuously improve the methodologies of the operation to attain a world class mining operation.
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Provide practical strategic review against the 3mnth plan to ensure the plan is achievable
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Management of manning levels to ensure sufficient operators are available to do the job and sufficient
people allocated for training
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Management of PPE for the crew.
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Participate in budget review and managing cost for the operation.
Profile: Qualifications and Experience
• High School (Grade 10)
• Certificate in Team work for Supervisor
• Frontline Management
Formal Education, Certifications or
• Certificate / Diploma in Mining
Equivalents
• Train the Trainer Certificate
• Bachelor Degree in Mining
• 12 years previous open pit
• 10 years operator experience
Working Experience – Nature & Length
• 3-5 years of dewatering experience
Leadership Experience – Nature &
length of time
Other skills and abilities
• 6 years as a shift supervisor experience
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Able to Operate Efficiently and competently:
RH40 to RH200 Face Shovel and Excavator
CAT 330 to 390 Excavator
CAT 14H to 16H Grader
CAT D8 to D9 Dozer
CAT 773 to 777 Dump Truck
CAT 740 to 740B Articulated Dump Truck
CAT 996 to 992 Loader
Sleepers
IVECO Tipper Trucks – 10t
2.
HME Drill Mechanic (01)
Duties / Functions
 Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
 Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance
requirements on production machines, engines, motors, pneumatic & hydraulic systems, following diagrams,
sketches, operations manuals, manufacturer’s instructions, and engineering specifications; troubleshooting malfunctions.
 Knowledge of KPI’s on all equipment
 Locates sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operation; listening for problems;
using precision measuring and testing instruments.
 Removes defective parts by dismantling devices; using hoists, cranes, and hand and power tools;
examining form and texture of parts to determine failures.
 Determines changes in dimensional requirements of parts by inspecting used parts; using rules, calipers, micrometers, and other measuring instruments.
 Understands and is familiar with basic hydraulic systems.
 Controls downtime by informing production workers of routine preventive maintenance techniques;
monitoring compliance.
 Maintains equipment, parts, and supplies inventories by checking stock to determine inventory level;
anticipating needed equipment, parts, and supplies; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
 Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish best job
results.
 Provides mechanical maintenance information by answering questions and requests for team members
and supervisors
 Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and
trends
 Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications;
establishing personal networks.
 Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities,
and continuing needs.
 Perform any verbal instructions given by supervisors as long as it does not contradict any safety
standards.
Profile: Qualifications and Experience
Formal Education, Certifications or
Equivalents
Working Experience – Nature & Length
Leadership Experience – Nature & length
of time
Other skills and abilities
3.
Transition Manager – Projects (01)
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Relevant level of competency as a Diesel or
HME Mechanic
Certification of competency
Minimum of 5 years as a Mechanic
5 Years’ experience as a Diesel or HME
Mechanic
None required but would be an advantage.
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Driver’s license GR-02
Major Duties and responsibilities:•
Conduct a GAP analysis and subsequently identify and/or further supplement key tasks required for
the successful transition and operation of a Zn float plant and regrind section.
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Assist relevant existing Managers of all disciplines (direct and secondary reports to the GM) to establish critical action plans and project manage these various tasks to ensure completion in a timely manner
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Identify and work with external consultants that can be used to assist with required tasks
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Update the GM as to progress and provide quarterly reports for the BMSC Board on progress
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Schedule projects in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines in collaboration with Zn
Phase III Project Manager.
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Determine labour requirements and skills
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Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports.
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Develop and implement quality control programs.
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Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures and complaints.
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Investigate damage, accidents, or delays, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
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Evaluate methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans.
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Liaise with Project Manager / Construction Manager to ensure issues are resolved.
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Develop in conjunction with concentrate technical services the commissioning program, reserve requirement plan and process interaction plan.
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Develop startup plan to ensure all operational, engineering and commercial aspects of Phase III is fully
integrated with BMSC.
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Ensure that proper standards are established and adhered to through construction.
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Execute Pre-Commissioning checks in accordance with engineering contractor.
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Execute Wet Commissioning checks in accordance with engineering contractor.
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Provide Acceptance punch lists following wet-commissioning.
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Handover packages.
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Ore Commissioning and then ramp up to commercial production.
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Final acceptances and Project Handover write ups
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Act in position of Transition Manager – Process when required.
Profile: Qualifications and Experience
Formal Education,
Certifications or Equivalents
Working Experience – Nature
& Length
Leadership Experience –
Nature & length of time
Other skills and abilities
Tertiary Qualified Engineer
Minimum of 10 years in mining/mineral processing operations
and 10 years project related experience. Specific experience in
management of transition in a mining/ processing environment
compulsory.
15+ year’s management experience.
Project Management
Mining and/or Processing Operations
General Information and other requirements
•Place of Work: Bisha site.
•Salary: As per Company salary scale.
•Additional requirement for Nationals:
•Having fulfilled his/her National Service obligation and provide evidence of release paper from the Ministry of Defense.
•Present clearance paper from current/last employer
•Testimonial documents to be attached (CV, work experience credentials, a copy of your National Identity
Card etc.).
•Only shortlisted applicants would be considered as potential candidates for an interview.
• Application documents will not be returned back to sender and.
• All applications should be sent through the post office
•Deadline for application: 10 days from the day of publication in the Newspaper.
•Address: Please mail your applications to;
Bisha Mining Share Company,
P. O. Box 4276 Asmara, Eritrea
Note to Eritrean applicants:
Please send a copy of your application to
Aliens Employment Affairs
P. O. Box 7940 Asmara, Eritrea
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 23rd of may, 2015
Freedom is an idea that has been
at the center of major debates since
the time when humans started to
live in a community. Many struggles have been waged for the sake
of this idea and many things have
been said about it by many philosophers. Eritreans freedom fighters
have also wrote and said about if.
Around 70 years ago Ato Weldeab
Weldemariam wrote a passage that
clearly differentiates between independence and liberation.
“ many think that liberation
means the freedom to do and having whatever they want. They are
in search of such liberation. Many
others think liberation means getting rid of foreign rulers and establishing your own administration.
They tend to mix liberation and
independence, and crave independence instead of liberations. But if
we examine these two a bit further
we would invariably have found
that they are not the same and that
we would fight for liberation.
Liberation is the most beautiful
and one that everyone should aspire to have. Where there is liberation there is life, there is happiness
and satisfaction. And most of all
there is dignity. But where there is
no liberation these things cannot be
found.
If we search back however, we
would find that this liberation can
also bring a great damage. Liberation can be represented by a fire; if
it is handled and managed well it
can do miracle, but if we mishan-
Youth
Liberation as a
Fruit of Work
dle it then it can cause havocs. If
we look at the world’s history we
would see that many of the people
that lost their life is not so much
because of lack of liberation but
because of mishandled liberation. Liberation doesn’t mean doing whatever one wants. This can
never lead to true happiness and
fulfillment. True happiness and
fulfillment are only to be found by
self-control, the control over our
thoughts and also having a responsible action. The fruit a people reap
after they go through this struggle
is indeed sweet.”
The Eritrean struggle for independence is a task that has involved
at least three generations. This
strong desire for independence has
ultimately built strong willed patriots who have accomplished miracles. And in May 1991 these desire
of generations was finally fulfilled.
However, there was an undeniable
fact to face right after the independence. That the task of liberation
was just beginning.
Society is a continuous progress
and in that sense there is always
a need to struggle to overcome
challenges in this road of progress. Hence, there is no end of the
struggle. As an American politician, Elmer Davis puts it a country
can only have independent and free
people as long as there are braves
and intelligent people among them.
This means one still have big test
in the road to liberation once political independence and sovereignty
is achieved. In the past 24 years the
people of Eritrea and the youth in
particularly have passed through
many challenges and tests. The
road so far has indeed been very
arduous, trying the limit of our
patience. The most important challenge has been the preservation
and defense of the sovereignty. But
as this by itself doesn’t have meaning without developing the country
and improving our productivity becomes a precondition.
Development is not a finite concept; it is rather a constant chain
of challenges and stages with no
end. Therefore no generation in
any nation is exempted from having another but different kind of
challenges to deal with. The only
difference comes in having different priorities when they draft their
policy or any program for the present and future based on their realities. By realities we mean the opportunities and challenges that are
present in each and every country
as a result of the aforementioned
historical factor. The youth therefore have to use the opportunities
that are present in order to face and
overcome the challenges they have
at hand.
Like-wise the history of our
country Eritrean has always been
the history of facing and overcoming immense challenge against all
odds. There could not be any better example than our history of
struggle for independence since the
days of colonialism. What makes
us proud of this history of ours as
a people is the fact that no matter
how long it takes the history of
challenge has always culminated
in our undisputable victory. And
what lies behind this victory is the
unwavering belief in our just cause
and the selfless devotion of the
youth in each and every stage of
the history of the struggle. Our unity as a people and the understanding of the common responsibility
toward their society on the part of
our youth that emanated from their
common destiny was the secret behind their devotion that ultimately
leads to our victory. Our veteran
Father Woldeab Woldemariam said
in the wake of our independence
“I have always believed if we are
united we will win. But if we will
be disunited I don’t know what future to expect.” And this belief is
untimely as it will accompany our
journey through the post independence challenges.
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the victims of social disorder, cultural plight, economic exploitation
and political subordination. And,
to make things even bitter, this
time the injustice is being inflicted
through their own “African” leaders on their own “free” country and
land.
The value that mankind has bestowed upon for freedom and independence is not groundless. It is
rather based on the indispensible
part that freedom plays in the life
that people wish to live; life of
peace, joy, progress and prosperity. Without freedom life would be
on the contrary and becomes bitter.
And this is precisely why people are
willing to pay all they have, from
the smallest of their possession to
the dearest of what they own- their
lives, for their freedom. However,
the value that everyone gives for
one’s freedom is not the same. For
everyone didn’t pay similar prices
to win one’s freedom. Freedom has
the grandest of places in the hearts
of Eritreans for we have paid the
dearest of prices to win it. It is therefore, to up hold this dearly paid for
freedom, without the compromising
it in any way (social, cultural, political and economic), that we need
to refer to the experience of other
African countries. It is for this particular reason that we as a country
and people should be watchful of
our freedom and conscious, ready
and committed to protect it from
any form of threat, and redeem it
from any misconduct.
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Eritrea Profile, Saturday 23rd of may, 2015
Malian Superstar Delivers Super
Concert In Connection With
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Independence Day Commemorations
Meron Abraha
Cinemas Roma and Asmara have
been super busy accommodating
guests and shows in connection
with the weeklong festivities marking the 24th anniversary of Eritrean
Independence Day.
This year’s festivities saw prominent African artists from the Western, Southern and Northern corners
of Africa converging in the East
African country for its 24th year of
independence.
Indeed, South African performers and Sudanese artists were able
to enjoy the music of Malian superstar, while all of them together
have been savoring the essence of
Eritrean Independence Day celebrations.
Audiences have been flowing to
the cinema halls almost all week
long but definitely not in the same
number as that of this past Thursday. No surprise there: playing that
night was Malian superstar Habib
Koité.
Alliance Française of Asmara’s
gift to Eritrea this year, Habib
Koité is no guest to Eritreans’ ears
because he has already been to Asmara 18 years ago (to be exact).
And to the expectation of music
fans, Habib delivered a sensational
concert at Cinema Roma on Thursday 21 May 2015.
Habib’s relaxed singing style
and moody performance, along
with his band, Bamada, entertained
the packed audience for over two
hours.
Born in 1958 to musical parents,
from whom he learned instrumen-
tation just by watching and listening, Habib Koité didn’t reach stardom until the age of 33, when he
won first prize at a French music
festival.
With the prize money, he recorded two songs in Mali, one of
which was Cigarette Abana. After
that, he won a major French prize,
which eventually led to concerts in
Europe and release of albums.
Habib is known primarily for his
unique approach to playing the guitar and has been lauded for bringing together the diverse musical
traditions and variations of Mali
with his music.
“Usually, Malian musicians play
only their own ethnic music, but
me, I go everywhere. My job is to
take all these traditions and to make
something with them, to use them
in my music,” Habib was quoted as
saying once.
His evening repertoire featured
songs like “Cigarette Abana” (No
more cigarettes – a song about a
man who tries a cigarette but gets
sick and says, ‘No more ciga­
rettes’), one of his best-known
songs and that was first recorded in
1991.
Back in 1997, I had attended his
performance and I distinctly remember that song… which is why I
was surprised to find myself singing
along “Abana, Abana, Abana…”
Or maybe it was because the
song is often played on television
that I picked up the tune over time.
Nonetheless, the feeling was mutual with quite a number of people
who attended this recent concert.
His other songs included Dêmê,
a song that advocates the serious
issue of people helping each other
and living together in peace and
harmony. His track Soô, which is
also the name of one of his albums,
talks about the essence of home as
the place that brings everything together and how everything one has
at home can’t be found anywhere
else.
When I sneaked backstage after
the concert for a brief tête-à-tête
with the artist, we talked about his
last visit and the things he remembered.
“Apart from the word ‘Yekenyeley,’ I also remember the spicy
food,” Habib said. He also noted
that that the “audience tonight was
more enthusiastic than last time,”
stressing on the often remarked
passiveness of Eritrean audiences.
“But I feel honored to be part
of your country’s celebrations. It’s
good to be in your beautiful city
with its favorable climate and hospitable people,” he went on saying,
stressing on the cleanliness of the
streets of Asmara as opposed to the
littered streets of his home country.
“So are we going to have to wait
another 18 years to see you perform again?” I ventured my last
question, a remark that Ms. Cecile
Antonietti, the Director of the Alliance Française of Asmara, had
said before introducing Habib to
the stage.
“You don’t have to! I’ll definitely
be back very soon,” Habib Koité
said, in a very optimistic spirit.
Rushing out of the cinema hall, I
could see a number of people waiting to take photos with the artist
and have him sign one of his posters or a copy of his CDs.
Habib Koité is scheduled to appear at an open air concert today
near the City Park for the Eritrean
Independence Day Eve bash.
Habib Koité’s concert was sponsored by the Alliance Française,
with the collaboration of the National Holidays Coordinating Committee.
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