By Hileni Nembwaya
THE regional Governor of Omusati region, Erginus Endjala told Confidente that Armandus Kandowa, chief control officer of Okalongo settlement will have to face legal action if found entangled in any wrongdoings at the settlement.
Kandowa is accused of a string of corrupt activities including alleged fraudulent selling of plots at Okalongo.
Endjala did not mince his words saying that the regional council would be forced to engage the public service commission of Namibia to decide on Kandowa’s fate following investigations into the alleged irregular affairs by Kandowa.
“At the moment we do not have concrete information, it is just rumours thus we cannot take action against anyone. However, if Kandowa happens to be implicated in any wrongdoing after the investigations, we will be forced to take action against him,” he said.
Endjala further said that Kandowa’s fate is expected to be known by the end of the month or perhaps the beginning of April as investigations into the matter are now at an advanced stage.
Towards the end of last year, Omusati regional council officials set up a committee to investigate alleged illegal land deals at Onandjamba settlement in Okalongo.
The committee now consists of four members, after the chairperson Vilho Nhoni withdrew from the committee.
Kandowa has been making headlines recently after news broke out that he was allegedly selling large plots to close friends and relatives.
He also stands accused of selling plots ranging from N$60 000 to N$125 000 for his benefit.
The committee was also investigating the case of 18 plots allocated to a well-connected political aide and the dubious practice of selling the same plots to different individuals amongst other complaints.
The lack of development facing Onandjamba settlement and Okalongo constituency at large is well documented, while endless efforts to address the problems facing the community of Onandjamba have been a concern of every resident in the area.
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