Mutorwa reappoints Vugs as NAC director

 

The works minister, John Mutorwa, has finally buckled under pressure, reversed his decision to fire Beverley Gawanas-Vugs and reinstated her as director at Namibia Airports Company.

 

Mutorwa axed Vugs last week in a move to strengthen the NAC board which also saw the rise of the former Nampower managing director, Dr. Leake Hangala to its chairmanship position.

 

However, Vugs came out guns blazing disputing what she called was an unfair dismissal and threatened to drag the minister to court via an urgent High Court application.

 

Her lawyer, Sisa Namandje of Sisa Namandje & Co. Incorporated advised her that she had not been given reasonable and fair notice of her removal.

 

Vugs claimed that she had not been given a fair and reasonable opportunity to make representations as to why she cannot be removed as a board member.

 

She 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.

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