Back in all his glory

Floris Steenkamp

Walvis Bay Town Councillor Samson Nghilumbwa (pictured right), who faces possible criminal prosecution for the abuse of his municipal credit card to the tune of N$83 000, is back in his seat. His 30 days of suspension by the Walvis Bay Town Council lapsed yesterday.

According to the Councillor’s Code of Conduct, the Local Authority Council of Walvis Bay cannot suspend any Councillor for a period of more than 30 days.  Only the Minister of Urban and Rural Development has the authority to suspend any local authority Councillor for a period of more than thirty days. However, by yesterday no action in this regard was taken by the Urban and Rural Development Minister Peya Mushelenga.
With his 30 days lapsed, Clr. Nghilumbwa is back in his seat as local authority Councillor as of today.
In the meantime, no progress has been reported by the Anti Corruption Commission of Namibia on the investigation into Nghilumbwa’s alleged credit card abuse. Little is also known whether more currently serving local authority Councillors and even their predecessors are under investigation also for the same abuse of their municipal credit cards.


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