By: Kelvin Chiringa
The Limkokwing University saga continues to take new twists the more documents and files are being leaked, and the more officials are commenting on it.
Former education minister Dr David Namwandi has already denied any involvement in establishing the university in Namibia.
“The allegation that the Limkokwing University in Namibia was my idea is gravely erroneous and devoid of any truth. What I can confirm, however, is that Limkokwing University was amongst several universities in Malaysia that were identified jointly by the High Commission of Namibia in Malaysia for Namibian students to pursue their studies,” Namwandi said.
The other person alleged to have brought LimKokwing to Namibia, the NSFAFA CEO Hilya Nghiwete, also rubbished the report.
Nghiwete further distanced herself, saying the author’s purpose is to spread falsehoods and that she is used to this and is not bothered.
An unsigned document that did the rounds on social media this week claimed that David Namwandi and Hilya Nghiwete’s trip to Malaysia in 2011 produced Limkokwing University.
The report also said they proposed a project for the ministry of education to send students to Limkokwing University & other shady institutes, including Binary College.
“The two promised the Malaysians to do everything within their powers to make this deal possible. They came back and manipulated the Ministry of Education to send students to Limkokwing and Binary College.
“At the time, NSFAF was under the Ministry of Education under Hilya Nghiwete’s under PS, while Namwandi was a Deputy Minister. At the time, Abraham Iiyambo, the minister, did not approve this shady and selfishness-driven arrangement by Namwandi and Nghiwete when it was presented to him”.
But Namwandi reiterated, “I have nothing to do with the facilitation of sponsoring students at Limkokwing University in Namibia, nor did I facilitate its establishment in Namibia. Those who did that must explain their intentions squarely to the nation without infringing on the rights of others.”
But what has also further raised the bar of interest on the matter was a report carried by the Namibian Sun five days ago that President Hage Geingob had summoned higher education minister Itah Kandjii Murangi over the allegations connecting her to the university.
Consumers of news quickly drew parallels between the former defence minister, Peter Vilho, and Murangi.
Vilho was haunted by Affirmative Repositioning leader and city of Windhoek mayor Job Amupanda until it all culminated in his being summoned to the State House.
He would later leave the ministry.
However, The Villager has managed to get hold of press secretary Dr Hengari who came out to say there has not been any meeting between Geingob and Murangi.
He said the report of her being summoned was factually incorrect.
LIMKOKWING TWISTS AND TURNS
By: Kelvin Chiringa