New CEO for NAC by year end

08 November 2018 | Transport

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) will finalise the appointment of a CEO before the end of this year.

Former presidential spokesperson Albertus Aochamub was asked to step down as acting chief executive of the NAC in August.

Former CEO Tamer El-Kallawi was suspended on allegations of corruption, bribery, fraud and dishonesty last year. Before a disciplinary hearing could be held, he reached a 'without prejudice' separation settlement with the NAC.

El-Kallawi allegedly chose a Chinese company to work on the renovation of the Ondangwa Airport for N$200 million without inviting a public tender.

The position of acting CEO at the NAC is currently filled by Lot Haifidi.

NAC board chairperson Leake Hangala yesterday said the company had been experiencing instability due to the absence of a substantive CEO, the continuous suspension of some of its senior executives and resignations from its board.

Hangala said when the current board was appointed recently, one of the immediate actions that transport minister John Mutorwa ordered was to appoint a substantive CEO and to stabilise the company's operations.

“We are pleased to announce that we will finalise the appointment of a substantive CEO before the end of 2018,” he said.

Hangala said the board had also tasked the NAC management to finalise the disciplinary cases of suspended executives.

They are human resources manager Josephine Soroses, finance and administration manager Ruswa Verengai, manager for commercial services Toska Sem and organisational development manager Albert Sibeya.

The executives were placed on suspension in October 2017 and their disciplinary processes are still ongoing.

Their suspensions came about three months after the NAC had suspended then CEO El-Kallawi and Courage Silombela, its strategic executive for projects, IT and engineering. Both El-Kallawi and Silombela resigned before disciplinary proceedings started.

Hangala said the board had also resolved to reduce the number of acting positions at the company.

“All these efforts are aimed at improving staff morale and are necessary for redirecting the company, providing leadership for effective corporate governance and consolidating resource management,” he said.

ELLANIE SMIT

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