Tjongarero secondment revoked- Sport Ministry

The ministry of sport, youth and national service has issued the Namibia Football Association (NFA) with a letter notifying of the cancellation of the seconding of Timotheus Uteza Tjongarero stating that it was unprocedural.

NFA secretary general, Barry Rukoro confirmed receipt of the letter and indicated that no other reason was given to him as regards the sudden development.

“After careful scrutiny of your letter dated 16 May 2018, pertaining the alleged secondment of Mr. Timotheus Uteza Tjongarero, we verified with information contained on his personnel file as an employee of this Ministry, no evidence could be found that his alleged secondment was properly constituted and which is in violation of Chapter VII, of the Public Service Staff Rule, Part IX subsection (4) and (s),” said Permanent Secretary in the sport ministry, Emma Kantema-Gaomas

She has directed the “reversal of all arrangements as a result of the secondment with immediate effect and Tjongarero to report to the Directorate of Sport, Head Office on 31 of May 2018 at 08h00.”

The minister, Erkki Nghimtina was unreachable for comment as he was said to be out of office by the time The Villager called.

Deputy Minister, Agnes Tjongarero confirmed that she was not aware of the developments and therefore could not comment.

The Villager could not establish what the PS meant by “unprocedural” but that Tjongarero and the deputy minister were related, “That ids maybe the reason I was not informed,” she laughed.