#RoundUp: CEO of SSC position up for grabs, fisheries owed-debt, winner-seller policy

November 2, 2015, 6:35am

National Roundup: 2 November 2015

Tjivikua's job up for grabs

by Ndanki Kahiurika for the Namibian, photo by the Namibian

KENANDAI Tjivikua's job as the chief executive officer of the Social Security Commission is up for grabs after the board notified him that the post would be advertised.

Even the labour minister Erkki Nghimtina recommended that the job should be advertised after the board had written to him.

Tjivikua has however told The Namibian that he is taking up the issue with his lawyers because the board did not give him notice in terms of the Social Security Act that they would not renew his contract.

Read more in The Namibian

Fisheries owed N$88 million in fishing quotas

By Charmaine Ngatjiheue for the Villager

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources is owed N$88 511 835 in fishing quota revenue dating from 2005 to 2014, an audit report compiled by the Auditor-General shows.

The audit which reflects on the financial year ending 31 March 2014, also reveals damning gross accounting systems’ failure in the ministry, showing that two departments given tender exemptions exceeded their expenditure by N$ 5 185 587.

Read more in The Villager

Willing-seller policy could be scrapped

By The Namibian Sun

The Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC) says it has identified the Agricultural and Commercial Land Act of 1995 as one of the critical laws that need to be amended.

According to LRDC chairperson Yvonne Dausab, the commission contracted a consultant in June this year, as requested by President Hage Geingob, to identify all laws that are “either retarding or inhibiting” development in the country.

Read more in the Namibian Sun