The national petroleum cooperation of Namibia (NAMCOR) has partnered with other companies and individuals from the political fraternity to build gas service stations across the country.
According to The Namibian, the cooperation has entered into a partnership with 10 companies as part of the parastatal’s plan. The service station partnerships are in the towns of Ongwediva, Oshakati, Mariental and others. The beneficiaries of this partnership include the likes of Tjama Tjivikua, Peter ‘kanu’ Amadhila, Dan-by Njdila and Lazarus Kungab.
Other partners including Ashipala Uushona, Erno Dirbetti, Vinod Kumar and Crag Thompson also benefited from the said partnership. There have been speculations of unfairness on the selection of partners, with some people raising complaints on how NAMCOR picked its partners in this fuel station deals. Some companies and individuals are alleging there was corruption in choosing partners.
NAMCOR’s managing director Immanuel Mulunga in April this year insisted that there were no favours in the agreements. “Dealers recruitment and selection process within NAMCOR is transparent and we follow the procedures used by world-class organizations. In instances where NAMCOR owns the land and the facilities, we publicly advertise dealer’s opportunities “Mulunga said. It is alleged that NAMCOR pays the site’s rent while partners pay the rent of the structure put up by the parastatals.
All partners in these deals have claimed that the system used is fair and there was no corruption practiced during the selection process. They said they own properties they invested in this cooperation for some years now and they could invest them in other companies as well. They are impressed by the role played by both parties and they look forward to a fruitful partnership.