Axed NAC deputy chairperson demands reinstatement

 

Namibia Airports Company deputy chairperson, Beverley Vugs, has approached her lawyer demanding to be reinstated after she got axed by the line minister, John Mutorwa.

In a letter to the minister written by Sisa Namandje of Sisa Namandje & Co. Incorporated, Vugs said she only learnt of her “illegal removal” from the board through the media.

“We have properly considered the matter including the provisions of the Namibia Airports Company, which Act does not give the minister the right to remove directors,” the letter reads.

 Vugs has been advised by her lawyer that she was not given reasonable and fair notice of her removal.

She is also under advice that she was further not given a fair and reasonable opportunity to make representations as to why she cannot be removed as a board member.

She has blamed Mutorwa for failing to publish a notice in the government gazette about the appointment of new directors in terms of Section 15 (7) of the State-Owned and Public Enterprises Governance Act.

“In view of the complete non-compliance with the law in relation to removal of our client through a public statement and press release, our client is gravely prejudiced and is now suffering continuous public stigmatisation,” wrote Namandje.

Vugs demanded to be reinstated by close of business today failure of which she would issue an urgent application next week Monday in the High Court to be heard in the next two weeks.