Government blundered by removing doctor’s licenses to dispense medicines, Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Bernard Haufiku said this week. “I still believe it was an unwise decision, and I told the chief of the Medical Council that he must accept that together with his colleagues he made a mistake.
Former Prime Minister Nahas Angula is against the idea of national leaders declaring their assets or wealth in public. Angula said in an interview that his culture would not allow him to make such a move whilst serving in public office or even after retirement.
Polytechnic of Namibia Rector Tjama Tjivikua has become the latest target of the ‘Shaningwa storm’. Well-placed sources said this week that the minister has called for Tjivikua’s removal from the panel which has been mandated to conduct interviews for the vacant position of Chief Executive Officer for the City of Windhoek.
Dust refuses to settle on the controversial TransNamib 180-day turnaround strategy with new evidence suggesting that former Works and Transport Minister Erkki Nghimtina approved the company’s turnaround plan without consulting Cabinet.
TransNamib management has entered into an agreement with a shelf company to lease ten locomotives without complying with the company’s purchasing policy. Documents in the Windhoek Observer’s possession show that management at the railway parastatal approached the company’s board on 09 March 2015 seeking a mandate to initiate negotiations with several suppliers for a full maintenance lease of locomotives after receiving unsolicited proposals from four companies.