A group of Namibian architects and quantity surveyors have threatened to drag the Works Minister Alpheus !Naruseb before the courts if he does not reverse his decision on exempting 29 Zimbabweans from professional competence examinations by close of business on Friday 11 August, tomorrow.
In a letter, dated 10 August 2017, seen by The Villager penned to the Minister and copied to the Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila,the Namibian architects and quantity surveyors represented by Sisa Namandje claim that !Naruseb’s decision was erroneous and illegal.
The letter reads that the minister’s decision was “irrational and was taken for ulterior purposes, unreasonable particularly in view of the non-exemption of Namibians who have to go through the requisite training processes.”
The Villager has made attempts to reach minister !Naruseb, who was not available to comment.
!Naruseb’s Permanent Secretary Willem Goeiemann whom The Villager contacted telephonically declined to comment citing ignorance to the letter.
“I have not seen it. No I do not want you to read the letter for me, I have not received it,” he said before cutting the phone.
In a media briefing statement released on Monday, Goeiemann indicates that consultations with the Namibia Council of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (NCAQS) in connection with this matter date as far back as November 2014.