Air Namibia Suspends Namases

Air Namibia has suspended its Managing Director, Theo Namases, late Monday afternoon.

Also suspended alongside Namases is the company’s General Manager for Airport Services, Nokokure ‘Noks’ Katjiuongua.

Air Namibia board member and chairperson of the company’s board human resources committee, Tim Ekandjo, issued a statement this morning, confirming the suspensions.

Ekandjo said the company confirms that the Air Namibia Board of Directors have resolved to, with immediate effect, suspend Namases and Katjiuongua, as of 16 June 2014 (Monday).

Ekandjo’s statement indicates that the suspension took place to allow for the airline to conclude and finalise ongoing investigations. Apparently, it should not suggest that the two managers have been found guilty of anything.

Once the investigations has been finalised, the airline will have two options, which is either to proceed with disciplinary action if the airline feels it has a case, or to lift the suspension and allow Namases and Katjiuongua to resume their duties.

Ekandjo also stated that the reasons for both their suspensions have been explained to the Managing Director and the General Manager. Air Namibia will not divulge such information as per the airline’s disciplinary policy and as dictated by standard governance procedure when dealing with such matters.

Source : The Namibian