Grootfontein finance executive resigns

12 October 2020 | Local News

NAMPA

OTJIWARONGO



The Grootfontein municipality's finance executive, accused of paying out over N$768 000 to a contractor without council approval in 2019, has resigned.

CEO Kisco Sinvula last Thursday confirmed Ileni Hainghumbi's resignation.

“Yes, I can confirm his resignation, which he tendered on 1 October with a 30-day notice period,” Sinvula said.

Hainghumbi's nearly 10-year tenure at the municipality will come to an end on 31 October.

The municipality's management committee, at its monthly meeting on Monday, accepted his resignation, Sinvula added.



Charge details

The CEO said details related to the charges laid against Hainghumbi for allegedly processing payments to a contractor who did not complete a land servicing project at Grootfontein in December 2018 remain a confidential matter.

The municipality in January 2019 suspended Hainghumbi for nearly five months with full pay for allegedly defying orders.