By Confidente Reporter
OTAVI town council chief executive officer, Moses Matyayi claims that there is a conspiracy to tarnish his image following allegations that he dubiously paid himself over N$130 000 in leave days, when around the same time he reportedly attended his wedding.
The council under his leadership was recently asked by the urban and rural development ministry to explain allegations of gross mismanagement, favouritism, nepotism and poor service delivery.
Although he didn’t deny or confirm the allegation, Matyayi said that he is not obliged to discuss personal matters. “I believe this is personal information because I am under legal obligation to comply to the provisions of section 14 (2) (a) (i) of the Local Authorities Act, 1992 (Act 23 of 1992) as amended.”
Matyayi claims that he is implicated in numerous correspondences that council is investigating so as to ascertain the allegations before responding to the public.
“…Council have received a letters and a petition in concurrent weeks which Council is busy investigating to ascertain the claim of the writers and respond to the community accordingly and the Namibian population at large. However, I am implicated in many of all these correspondences which I believe and am convinced that there is a group of disgruntled and bitter individual who have made it their point to use the media in order to attack the council and to attack my persona publicly without approaching me or council. They are committed to using inside informants to get information that is personal to individual employee files to discredit any legitimate decision by council,” Matyayi retorted.
Matyayi supported his conspiracy claims by saying that the language expressed in the petition and the allegations overall is similar.
“It also appears that these petitions are related and the language expressed as well as the allegations are so much similar. Which will give you an impression that the person is determined to feed the media with lies just to create momentum for whatever their plans are.
These are individuals who have not succeeded in mobilising community members for demonstrations to disguise their evil plans,” Matyayi further retorted.
As for the N$60 000 he reportedly paid a local magazine to promote his image in a feature without council’s blessing, Matyayi said that allegation is devoid of any truth.
“This transaction took place three years ago (2013) and it was done above board with all necessary approvals. It is clear that the petitioner is very well informed with misleading information.”
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