Omuthiya bigwigs retain posts

09 December 2019 | Government

Omuthiya councillors have retained their management posts despite allegations of corruption and investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Katrina Uusiku remains the mayor and will again be deputised by Hisikiel Nanyeni, while Beata Nashongo also retains her position as the chairperson of the management committee.

This follows an annual office-bearers election on Wednesday last week.

Enos Shipahu and Joseph Kankunka will remain members of the management committee, while Susana Uukongo and Toivo Nghilalulwa are still ordinary members of the council.

Omuthiya is without a CEO after councillors decided not to renew Samuel Mbango's contract in August.

They were, however, advised by an Ondangwa Labour Court arbitrator and urban and rural development minister Peya Mushelenga to follow the right procedures if they do not want to renew Mbango's contract.

Mbango reported alleged corrupt practices to Mushelenga earlier this year, which he says were committed by some councillors.

Moses Amukoto, a former Omuthiya councillor, also exposed alleged underhand dealings during a town hall meeting held by President Hage Geingob in the run-up to the 2019 general election.

He accused Uusiku of allegedly facilitating rampant corruption at the town council. These allegations are also being investigated by the ACC.

Meanwhile, Oniipa political office-bearers also retained their positions.

Mannetjies Kambonde and Lovisa Ndeapo Iikali were re-elected to serve as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, on Tuesday, despite slow development at the oldest settlement established by Finnish missionaries.

Eliaser Nghipangelwa also retained his position as mayor of the Helao Nafidi.

The Oshakati town council postponed its election that was supposed to have taken place on Tuesday, while Ongwediva was set to have its election today and Ondangwa next week.

ILENI NANDJATO

Similar News

 

Jooste handed battle-axe

2 hours ago | Government

The public enterprises minister has officially been handed the power to direct special investigations into the activities of state-owned enterprises if it is suspected that...

Swapo loses N$36m in parly funding

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | Government

Swapo will lose about N$36 million in parliamentary funding in the 2020/21 financial year following a dismal performance in last year's National Assembly election, in...

Suspended Okahandja CEO postpones swearing-in ceremony

1 week ago - 17 January 2020 | Government

Okahandja municipal CEO Martha Mutilifa, who was put on suspension by the town's councillors, cancelled the swearing-in ceremony of office bearers at the town while...

Okahandja suspends CEO

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | Government

The Okahandja municipality has suspended its CEO Martha Mutilifa with full pay over allegations of abuse of funds, fraud, corruption and insubordination that involves dubious...

Namibia ranked weak in military strength

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | Government

Namibia's military is ranked as one of the weakest in the world, at 126th out of 137 countries. Among 34 African countries, Namibia also ranked...

Aron returns to Okahandja politics

2 weeks ago - 09 January 2020 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKES Former Okahandja mayor Valery Aron was late last year elected as information and mobilisation secretary for the Utoni Nujoma branch...

Cabinet trimming sparks panic

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Government

President Hage Geingob told the Swapo central committee in December that his 'legacy term', as his last five-year term has been dubbed by ruling party...

Cabinet downsizing welcomed

3 weeks ago - 03 January 2020 | Government

JEMIMA BEUKES Analysts have welcomed President Hage Geingob’s promise of a leaner cabinet from March this year,...

Better home loans for public servants

3 weeks ago - 03 January 2020 | Government

Public servants will have a reason to smile after the government lowered the interest rate on home loans under its Home Owners Scheme for staff...

'No qualified person' to replace Shimbulu

3 weeks ago - 03 January 2020 | Government

The Swapo regional leadership will next week decide the fate of the two Oshakati town councillors, Onesmus Shilunga and Gabriel Kamwanka, who boycotted the council's...

Latest News

Fishrot bail strategy revealed

2 hours ago | Justice

The six men accused of accepting bribes worth N$150 million in the so-called Fishrot scandal have so far avoided applying for bail to protect details...

N$60m in SA worker funds...

2 hours ago | Banking

A whopping N$60 million belonging to the South African Municipal Workers Union National Provident Fund was among the so-called investments that have gone missing as...

The struggle kids conundrum

2 hours ago | Opinion

The issue of struggle kids being prioritised for cleaner and labourer jobs has again reared its ugly head in the form of ongoing protests at...

Jooste handed battle-axe

2 hours ago | Government

The public enterprises minister has officially been handed the power to direct special investigations into the activities of state-owned enterprises if it is suspected that...

Harambee transparency target missed

2 hours ago | Crime

The latest corruption perception rankings by an international graft watchdog show that Namibia has missed the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) target of being the most...

Fishrot Six challenge search warrants

2 hours ago | Justice

The so-called Fishrot Six have filed an urgent High Court application in a frantic attempt to overturn two sets of search warrants on their immovable...

Investing in the people

2 hours ago | Health

Mariselle Stofberg“A new decade signals a time for reflection and focus on new opportunities that lie untapped before us. A decade passed teaches of victories,...

Blazing hot videos

2 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE With three music videos under her belt just 24 days into...

Has music lost its soul?

2 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

It seems many artists have moved away from making music with a message to just endorsing a fake lavish lifestyle. Today, music needs videos for...

Load More