Suspended NAGN employees facing disciplinary action allege victimisation

Suspended NAGN employees facing disciplinary action allege victimisation

Ten National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) employees facing disciplinary action and three others, who have been suspended, allege that they are being victimised.
The employees allege that the gallery is acting against them for raising corruption, maladministration, stigmatisation and inhuman treatment concerns at work.
In a seven-page document, the suspended employees allege chief executive officer (CEO) Snobia Kaputu had advised her preferred bidder to submit bid documents before a tender was advertised.
They say Lavenham Investments was excluded by the NAGN's procurement committee for failing to meet requirements.
Employees say the company still received the tender.
Approached for comment, Kaputu has admitted in an electronic reply that the suspensions and disciplinary action are inter-linked with the concerns raised by the employees.
But she says all processes were followed in awarding Lavenham Investments the tender.