Tuesday 11 May 2021
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Dr. Eino Mvula quits NSFAF for Namwater

Namibia Student Financial Aid Fund’s(NSFAF) Chief Operations Officer, Dr. Eino Mvula has tendered his resignation from the fund, The Patriot can confirm.
NSFAF insiders said today is Mvula’s last working day.
Although Mvula refused to comment when contacted, Namwater sources said Mvula is on his way to the water entity where he will serve as Chief – Water Supply Central.
“This matter is my private life and if you write this story I will take it up with you,” he told this publication a fortnight ago.
There are talks that Mvula grew frustrated at NSFAF since his arrival last year.
The situation allegedly worsened after his subordinate Senior Manager for Operations Kennedy Kandume-who does not sit on the company’s executive- was appointed by the board to act as company head following the suspension of the substantive CEO Hilya Nghiwete.
The move meant that Mvula reported to his subordinate. Critics warned at the time that the move poses a great risk to the stability of the institution.
Mvula joined the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) as Chief Operations Officer effective 1 June 2017.
The vacancy at NamWater came up last year after the water entity’s board ordered the company’s chief executive Vaino Shivute to reverse his decision to extend the contracts of two retired senior officials, chief water supply central Cliff Olivier and chief: strategy officer Welbert Ockhuizen by three years despite being over the retirement age of 60.
The board said the extensions were unlawful.
The Namibian reported that Olivier turned 60 in May 2017 while Ockhuizen  turned 60 in November 2017.
“The controversy over the re-appointment of the two officials is just the tip of the iceberg at NamWater.
NamWater board director Michael Gawaseb questioned the re-appointment of the officials,” stated the media report at the time.
Gawaseb reportedly described Shivute’s action as dishonest after he told the board that he acted within company rules.
Shivute has been the chief executive at NamWater since 2002 and is set to retire in November this year.

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