Venaani wants answers
PDM leader feels disappointed
05 February 2020 | Fishing
“In a previous letter we proposed that Samherji property in Namibia be seized and or frozen until they are cleared of the alleged corruption element or any wrongdoings surrounding that company. We are very disappointed and aggrieved that senior members of our society like yourselves who occupy important strategic positions of trust, failed in executing your fiduciary duties,” he wrote in a letter addressed to the Noa and Imalwa.
Venaani indicated that the PDM will table a motion to summon Noa to parliament.
“This way he can come and provide answers under oath as to why he refused and or failed to execute his duties. We are giving him 15 working days to explain to the Namibian people why there has been no arrest made of Icelandic nationals, or properties seized like it has been done with Namibian officials,” Venaani said.
He also accused the ACC of turning a blind eye as an investigative and prosecution authority. “We demand detailed answers from Noa or he risks being fired from the dignified office he occupies.”
Samherji spokesperson Margrét Ólafsdóttir told Namibian Sun on Tuesday that the fishing vessels Saga and Geysir left the country legally.
“All permissions were sought and granted from the fisheries ministry and Namport prior to their sailing. There were no fishing quotas for the vessels. Saga departed Namibia to undertake maintenance that was planned a while ago and is a normal part of its operations. Geysir is currently fishing in Mauritania.”