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Deloitte wants NAC suppliers banned

Deloitte wants Namibia Airports Company(NAC) to disqualify several companies and individuals from participating in any future procurement proceedings.
This comes after a forensic probe unearthed various procurement related irregularities, which includes collusive tendering involving NAC officials.
This recommendation is contained in the June 2018 Deloitte forensic investigation into various allegations of procurement related and other irregularities at NAC.
The companies and individuals who are in the firing line, should the NAC leadership adopt the recommendation, are Excel Business Consultancy, Innovate Management Advisory, Training & Consultancy Services DI Consulting CC, Daniel Ndaningina and Corlen Masunda.
This comes a year after NAC suspended commercial services manager Toska Sem, human resources manager Josephine Soroses, finance and administration manager Verengai Ruswa, and human resources manager for resourcing and relations Albert Sibeya.
Ndaningina is a senior manager for Human Relations at the MVA Fund and is responsible for developing and implementing a learning and development strategy for Fund, development and embedding of performance management principles, job descriptions development, job evaluation and grading as well as general HR Administrative functions.
Ndaningina, according to the 148-page report, colluded with Sibeya by submitting all three quotations for the same request for consultancy services.
“Mr Sibeya failed to comply with the PPA’s requirement that consultancy services were to be procured by means of the RFP procurement method and that all procurement was to be channelled through the PMU.
In this instance, Mr Sibeya received all three quotations from Mr Daniel Ndaningina (Mr Ndaningina) who had an interest in at least two of the consultancies that provided quotations. The fact that Mr Ndaningina did not even attempt to hide his interests from Sibeya justifies the inference that Sibeya may have been aware of this,” revealed the report.
Masunda owns Excel Business Consultancy, a Namibian company providing management and CSI consultancy services.
The company said it is committed to promoting good Corporate Social Investment practises in Namibia.
He stands accused of colluding with Sem with the common objective of ensuring that the Strategic Plan Tender was awarded to Excel.
Deloitte recommended that NAC should initiate disciplinary and/or criminal proceedings against Sem, Ruswa, Soroses, Masunda, Ruswa, Sibeya and Ndaningina.
Toska Sem: Colluding with Masunda with the common objective of ensuring that the Strategic Plan Tender was awarded to Excel and sharing confidential information with Masunda during the course of tender consideration.
Corlen Masunda: Colluding with Sem with the common objective of ensuring that the Strategic Plan Tender was awarded to Excel.
Verengai Ruswa: Failing to ensure that the NAC Procurement Policy was aligned to the PPA and Regulations prior to 31 December 2016 as directed by the Minister of Public Enterprises or prior to the PPA coming into operation and failure to implement the provisions of the PPA and Regulations from 1 April 2017 onwards at NAC.
Albert Sibeya: Failure to procure consultancy services through the RFP procurement method and through the PMU as required in terms of the PPA on five occasions; representing to Soroses that the quotations were obtained through the PMU and thereby moving her to approve Sibeya’s recommendations to the prejudice of NAC on five occasions; Misrepresenting that the quotations/proposals for the Supervisory Skills training were obtained independently and competitively from unrelated consultancies, whereas in truth Sibeya had obtained all three quotations from the same person, namely Daniel Ndaningina; thereby moving Soroses to approve Mr Sibeya’s recommendation to the prejudice of NAC
Josephine Soroses: Failure to execute her duties as accounting officer accountable for NAC’s full compliance with the PPA and Regulations with due care and diligence; failure to procure consultancy services through the RFP procurement method as required in terms of the PPA on five occasions and failure to apply her mind to the contents of the submission before approving the recommendation contained therein (Training on Initiating and Chairing of Disciplinary Proceedings).
Daniel Ndaningina: Colluding with Sibeya by submitting all three quotations for the same request for consultancy services.
Ndaningina’s lawyer Profesyne Muluti said, “It’s their(Deloitte and NAC) their opinion, it’s not an opinion beyond reasonable doubt because it can be challenged.
There is no law preventing him from submitting three quotes, it is the ultimate responsibility of the NAC officials to do their due diligence,” Muluti said when interviewed telephonically.
He added: “They must show us which law was breached for the company to be blacklisted. CCs operate independently from their owners, hence the only problem with have three quotes is that the prices can be manipulated, but that is not illegal because no law is being broken.”
My client has done nothing illegal because he acted within the confines of the law at all times, said Muluti.
Muluti said NAC must prove beyond reasonable doubt how Ndaningina broke the law for his company to be lined up for blacklisting.
He also added that only a competent review panel can come to the conclusion to blacklist my client’s company.
Documents seen by The Patriot show that Soroses signed off five contracts in August 2017, while she was acting NAC CEO.
She signed off a N$187 000 contract for Twilight Capital Consulting owned by economist Mally Likukela, who was supposed to inform staff about the state of the Namibian economy.
The contract for the supervisory skills training was awarded to the Institution of Training and Consultancy Services for N$398 817.




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