The Kunene Regional Council has suspended its chief regional officer, George Gamseb, pending an investigation at the council.
The chairperson of the council’s management committee, Julius Kaujova, confirmed to Namibian Sun that Gamseb was suspended this week and was being investigated on a number of charges, including maladministration.
He was served with a letter placing him on forced leave on Wednesday.
Gamseb was also ordered to stay away from the regional council building until further notice.
“Yes, it’s true that he was put on forced leave. He has many issues being investigated why he did not fully implement a number of council resolutions. As a council we feel that there is incompetency and deliberate ignorance of mandate. We are also investigating issues of his appointment,” Kaujova said.