WINDHOEK – Infighting within the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) board of directors came to a head on Tuesday when its chairperson Rodgers Kauta tendered his abrupt resignation.
And in a thinly veiled dig at his fellow board members, Kauta suggested he was leaving because other members did not believe in the principle of consultation – often to the detriment of the ministries of works and public enterprises.
“I consider engagement and consultations with the line ministry (Ministry of Works and Transport) and Ministry of Public Enterprises essential before insisting and/or taking major board programs, initiatives and/or decision but this view is grievously not the dominant NAC board view,” Kauta said in his resignation letter to Mutorwa. He said he is “resigning as member of NAC board of directors effective immediately”.
Kauta and his board, with him taking over as board chairperson in 2016, last clashed with Mutorwa two weeks ago when on August 3 the board abruptly decided to terminate and pay out the contract of Albertus Aochamub as acting chief executive officer and replace him with Lot Haifidi, the NAC strategic executive for corporate governance.
They did not inform Mutorwa of these decisions, with the minister saying he learnt of these developments in the media. He gave Kauta an ultimatum to explain these decisions by August 6.