Kauta resigns as Namcor chairperson

 

 

Chairperson of the Namcor board of directors, Patrick Kauta has resigned from his position, The Villager can confirm.

 

He has since written to the mines and energy minister, Tom Alweendo notifying him of his exit after two years of work at the company.

 

Kauta leaves behind a Namcor that has been lately investigated for irregularities at the executive management level which prompted a report by Deloitte that has already been submitted to government.

 

These investigations had led him into clashing with Namcor managing director, Immanuel Mulunga.

 

 Kauta’s board spent N$3.6 million digging up dirt on Mulunga, who is being accused of influencing the awarding of a N$2.2 million tender in favour of a Malaysian company.

 

In turn, Mulunga has rejected this probe saying the board had not followed the procurement process when they appointed Deloitte and claimed that the probe had never been budgeted for at the time of his appointment.

 

 Meanwhile Kauta, in a letter dated the 9th of October 2018, said the reason he was calling it quits was that he did not desire to subject himself to a contravention of Section 7 of the Anti-Corruption Act.

 

His resignation also comes shortly after his brother Rodgers Kauta resigned at Namibia Airports Company as board chairperson.