TransNamib’s suspended Chief Executive Officer Sara Naanda’s disciplinary process will commence in July and the proceedings are on track.
TransNamib’s Board spokesperson Dantagos Jimmy-Melani noted that there was a recent misleading newspaper article in one of the daily’s that reported that the Board was considering the recruitment of a new CEO. “We have not even started the disciplinary process, and therefore, we have not started thinking of the recruitment of a new CEO.
The TransNamib Board conducts the business of the institution in a professional manner and will continue to follow due process,” she stated. In addition, TransNamib’s executive Turnaround strategy project manager, Johan Piek has been issued with a two-year permit by the Ministry of Home Affairs to precede his consultations for TransNamib.
Jimmy-Melani, TransNamib’s Board spokesperson said Piek’s input into the turnaround strategy and the execution of those initiatives were highly valued. “We therefore, welcome him back to work and, by the same token, look forward that he picks up where he left off. There is a lot of work to be done and we as the Board of TransNamib and management have no doubt that we will fast-track the objectives set out in our exciting turnaround plan,” Jimmy-Melani said.
Meanwhile, TransNamib’s Executive Spokesperson Struggle Ihuhua said TransNamib Board of Directors and management are excited with these developments and were all pleased to welcome Piek back to work. Reciprocating the warm welcome expressed by the TransNamib Board and Management, Piek said he is extremely excited to be back at work to assist with the turnaround process.
“I have accumulated plenty of energy to invest into this process to bring it up to speed and see the results reach the bottom-line. TransNamib plays a key role in the Namibian economy, despite the challenges we are facing currently. These will all be solved in the short term, with the support of our shareholder,” Piek said.