Recent political appointments and shifts within Swapo party Government structures have created a vacuum in various regions that currently function without a Governor. Speculation was rife this week that President Hage Geingob was preparing to announce his appointments of Governors early next week.
Tuesday this week marked the end of the 180 days management and the board of directors at TransNamib gave themselves to implement their turnaround strategy. The strategy now appears to have come apart at the seams as it is riddled with controversy. The railway parastatal has tried to paint a rosy picture of its attempts to salvage the company from bankruptcy.
The tender to build the new N$1 billion headquarters of the ministry of home affairs and immigration is likely to be revoked after it emerged this week that the company that won the bid was disqualified by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service.
Deputy prime minister designate Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said this week that she is honoured and humbled by the opportunity to serve in president-elect Hage Geingob’s Cabinet. The president-elect announced his choices for vice president, prime minister and deputy prime minister at a press conference on Wednesday, where Nandi-Ndaitwah was absent.