President Hage Geingob appears to have left founding President Sam Nujoma high and dry last Saturday. Geingob decided to fly to a funeral in Oshakati at the eleventh hour rather than attend the 12 May Movement celebrations in Otjiwarongo.It remains unclear why the Head of State had the sudden change of heart.
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.
Namibia Flyafrica has announced that it will start operating flights in the country in mid-May after obtaining a Foreign Operators Permit (FOP) from the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) last week. Nomad Aviation Chief Executive Officer Clifford Strydom told the Windhoek Observer this week that they now had everything in place and they will start advertising flights next week.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Namibia has roped in international financial experts from South Africa to assist them in the evaluation and disclosure of President Hage Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos’ financial assets, the Windhoek Observer has established. According to well-placed sources, PwC has been in contact with a team of experts likely to fly in from South Africa, to ensure Geingob can deliver on his promise to the country.
Swapo party Secretary General (SG) Nangolo Mbumba has quashed speculation that the party is preparing for an extraordinary congress to elect Hage Geingob as official party president. In an interview on Thursday, Mbumba stressed that following President Hifikepunye Pohamba’s decision to step down and the subsequent appointment of Geingob to succeed him, Geingob now occupied the position of fully-fledged Swapo party president.
Swapo party President Hifikepunye Pohamba has continued to show confidence in President Hage Geingob. His apparent decision to step down as Swapo party president appears to confirm this, and is clear evidence of the consistency he has shown from the point he selected Geingob as his successor in 2012.