NSFAF Board suspends CEO

16 Apr 2018 11:30am
WINDHOEK, 16 APR (NAMPA) – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF), Hilya Nghiwete has been suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of an investigation.
This was announced by the NSFAF board chairperson, Jerome Mutumba in a media release on Monday.
The decision to suspend Nghiwete, according to the statement, was taken at a special board meeting on 09 April 2018.
“The concerned allegations border on the centrality of maladministration and administrative corruption, amongst other misconduct, which upon preliminary review by the board, presented prima facie reasons justifying that in the interest of the institution and the public at large, certain disciplinary actions be considered against her,” the statement reads.
Nghiwete remains entitled to her full salary for the duration of her suspension while she has ceased to be a repository of any power, duty or function previously conferred, prescribed or delegated to her as CEO.
Kennedy Kandume has been appointed as acting CEO while the investigation and disciplinary inquiry against the Nghiwete are being finalised.
All stakeholders and students are assured that the development concerned herein will have no impact on the institution's commitment to excellent service delivery.