Mutorwa concerned about officials ignoring laws

05 Mar 2018 18:30pm
RUNDU, 05 MAR (NAMPA) – The Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa has expressed concern about officials in the ministry and State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) not being familiar with the laws governing their activities.
Mutorwa expressed this concern during his ministerial policy statement delivered in Rundu during a familiarisation visit to the Rundu Government Garage on Monday.
“I have come across clear situations whereby officials are ignorant about specific laws governing their activities,” he said.
On the other hand, Mutorwa said, he has also discovered that some employees and officials deliberately misapply some laws for their own interest.
He said the new Procurement Act is one of the laws misapplied deliberately.
Other policies, Cabinet decisions and laws that appear to be violated are those dealing with the allocation of government houses, flats and offices.
“Government houses are being illegally allocated, rented out, sub-let and vandalised,” Mutorwa said.
He said the abuse must stop, warning that those who make themselves guilty of such offences will face the law.
“Remember, well maintained infrastructure is critical to the stimulation of economic activities, which will boost growth and employment creation,” he said.
Mutorwa was last month appointed as the new Minister of Works and Transport, replacing Alpheus !Naruseb.