WINDHOEK: Customers were left stranded at Natis Valley in the capital on Tuesday morning when employees there refused to work, seemingly in protest at the reinstatement of a suspended manager.
Speaking here at a hastily convened media conference after enquiries were received from members of the media about the issue, acting Chief Executive Officer of the Roads Authority (RA) Conrad Lutombi apologised to the Namibia Traffic Information System (NaTIS) customers for the delay in service.
He, however, refused to comment on the cause of the disruption, saying it is a matter which will be dealt with internally.
“We apologise for what happened at Natis Valley this morning. We consider this an internal problem that needs to be solved internally as per the company’s rules and policies,” he said.
Lutombi further said the matter was resolved and employees started working as from 13h00 this afternoon.
Nampa however understands from some of the employees that the unhappiness amongst the staff was caused by the reinstatement of the Head of NaTIS’s Windhoek Registration Authority, Nsozi Sikabongo.
Sikabongo was suspended in August this year for allegedly issuing a fraudulent road worthiness certificate without having inspected the vehicle.
This could however not be confirmed with the RA as it insisted that the matter was an internal issue and would be dealt with as such.