By: Laimi Nghidimbwa
The acting CEO of the Namibia Protection Services ( PTY ) LTD, FONIE Horn Brought to attention in a press statement issued on 09 May 2022 that a staff member of his company has been instigated by the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters representatives ( NEFF ) to illegally strike against the Namibian protection services ( NPS ). Video clips have been circulating on social media of NPS employees being incited by the representatives of the political party (“ NEFF’’) to start an illegal strike. These incitements also threaten the company’s staff, clients and property said Horn.
He further stated that, they wish to assure our clients and the general public, that measures have been taken to guard against the disruption of service provision by NPS guarding staff, and those who incite them, to initiate an illegal strike. Acknowledging the need for the guarding staff to earn a living wage, NPS has been at the forefront in calling for the enforcement of at least a minimum wage. NPS does not pay staff below the minimum wage. NPS leadership in this regard is also demonstrated by its appeal noted to the supreme court of Namibia under case number SA 99/2020, said Horn.
In addition, more claims were said against the NPS organization by the NEFF representatives, and some of them were, that NPS is exploiting its workers by making exorbitant profits at their expense but the acting CEO of NPS denied the allegations by stating that, this end, NPS would like to declare that it makes approximately 6 cents from every one Namibian dollar earned, the NEFFs allegations are therefore a mere political propaganda and simply false. NPS will continue to service its clients in an ethical, lawful, and responsible manner stated Horn.