Ombudsman in Otjiwarongo to attend to grievances

17 Feb 2016 08:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 17 FEB (NAMPA) – Ombudsman John Walters and two senior officials from his office are expected here on Wednesday to attend to numerous grievances of Government officials.
The Otjozondjupa Chief Regional Officer, Jeaneth Kuhanga confirmed this to Nampa in an interview Tuesday morning, saying the ombudsman’s visit was necessitated by allegations and complaints forwarded to his office by some Government officials and aggrieved residents of the town.
Among others, public servants here allege that they are being discriminated against by their immediate supervisors.
Advocate Walters and his team are expected to first hold a closed-door meeting with the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor Otto Ipinge.
They are then set to meet with various heads of departments of amongst others the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and Directorate of Health and Social Services in the region.
The Ombudsman’s office in the capital on Tuesday confirmed that Walters and his delegation had travelled to Otjiwarongo for official duties.