Road contractors overcharge govt by N$114m

Contractors working on nine national roads have overcharged the Ministry of Works and Transport by a collective N$114 million, according to an Auditor-General report tabled in Parliament this week by Finance Minister, Calle Shlettwein.

Works ministry sends Zim expats packing

The Ministry of Works and Transport has finally followed a High Court order by terminating the contracts of 11 Zimbabwean architects and quantity surveyors whose agreements were supposed to expire in April next year.

Expat engineers to move into Govt flats

The Ministry of Works and Transport is considering moving the remaining 19 Zimbabwean engineers to Government flats in a bid to cut costs.
Ministry of Works and Transport Permanent Secretary, Willem Goeieman, has declared that young engineers who are not registered with the Engineering Council of Namibia will not be employed by the ministry to fill in the 87 open positions recently advertised.

Works ministry advertises engineer posts

Unemployed Namibian engineers will now have a chance to apply for positions within Government after the Ministry of Works and Transport recently advertised the engineering positions previously occupied by Zimbabwean expatriates whose extended contracts are expiring at the end of the year.

Expat engineers face eviction

Some expatriate engineers that are contracted under the Ministry of Works and Transport, face eviction, as the ministry is struggling to settle their rentals, the Windhoek Observer has been told.

The Ministry of Works and Transport says it might not be able to pay some of its outstanding invoices this financial year after Treasury only released N$581 million of the N$702 million the ministry owes service providers. The cash crunch experienced by the Government last year saw the ministry failing to pay invoices worth an initial N$702 million, but the finance ministry has since allocated N$581 million in the 2017/18 budget, leaving an outstanding amount of N$120 million.


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