Cabinet Secretary slams claim that ACC summoned Ngcukaitobi

Cabinet Secretary, George Simataa has said that claims that are circulating on social media that South African lawyer, Adv. Tembeka Ngcukaitobi was summoned by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) to submit a statement explaining an N.dollars 50 000 payment as untrue.

In a media statement availed to Nampa on Thursday, Simataa said the amount paid to Ngcukaitobi was an honour for work done for the Land Congress and for the sake of convenience it was agreed that State-Owned Companies should provide their assistance directly to the Conference including the payment of service providers and individuals.

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Negative reports have surfaced on social media and Daily Newspapers that the ACC has summoned South African Lawyer. It is a common cause that between 1 and 5 October 2018, the government hosted the land the 2nd National Land Conference. It was also imperative to invite eminent persons with requisite knowledge, legal and research acumen to submit documents to enrich the discussions of the Land Conference, he said.

Simataa added that it is against this background that the government approached SOEs to provide financial, materials and logistics assistance including food and other necessities towards hosting the Conference.

Amongst those who responded in the afflictive is Fischor that provided financial assistance towards the payment of the production of Conference material as well as air tickets and accommodation and diems for international quest speakers and resource persons such as Ngcukaitobi, Dr Joseph Okpaku and others, said Simataa.

Considering the fact that the matter has gone viral on social media. I would like to take the opportunity to apologise to Ngcukaitobi and his family on behalf of the government for the inconvenience this matter may have caused, he said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency