Hengari still NWR Managing Director

12 Feb 2016 18:30pm
WINDHOEK, 12 FEB (NAMPA) – The Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR)’s Board of Directors on Thursday voted not to suspend the company’s Managing Director, Zelna Hengari.
An emergency meeting took place on Thursday afternoon to decide Hengari’s fate and the majority of the seven Board members decided to keep Hengari at the helm of the parastatal, NWR’s Manager for Corporate Communication and Online Media Mufaro Nesongano told Nampa on Friday.
Local media reports on Thursday had it that Hengari faced suspension following a charge of failure to submit cash flow statements, insubordination and communicating directly with shareholders.
Nesongano further explained that during the meeting, six of the seven Board members voted in favour of Hengari to remain the company’s MD, while only one Board member voted for her to be suspended.
NWR on Friday also issued a statement dismissing reports of Hengari’s supposed suspension.
“We want to make it categorically clear that Mrs Hengari is still the managing director and is intending to serve her five-year tenure,” it said.
Hengari was quoted in the statement as saying her focus as MD is to get NWR to a point where it starts generating a profit for shareholders.
“I want to reassure domestic and international tourists that all is well at NWR and we look forward to welcoming you,” she said.
Hengari was appointed as MD of the parastatal in 2014 after NWR was without a MD for a period of four years following the departure of Tobie Aupindi.