UNESCO dismisses media reports regarding Higher Education Minister’s DSA

By Staff Reporter

UNESCO Office in Namibia has dismissed recent mushrooming media reports regarding Higher Education, Technology and Innovation Namibian Minister, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi’s payment of DSA trip to New York City in March 2023.

In a media statement sent to Caprivi Vision, Ms. Luise Mwanyangapo, Programme Coordinator and Visibility Associate at The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Namibia (UNESCO Office in Namibia) has clarified that “UNESCO wishes to clarify that it has not pursued the Minister regarding any reimbursement of the DSA (Daily Subsistence Allowance) which was paid to the Minister, in accordance with UN rules and procedures.”

This comes after the leader of Affirmative Repositioning (AR), Dr. Job Amupanda in Namibia has leaked alleged information vie his social media platforms in accusing Dr. Kandjii-Murangi of corruption on huge S&T travel allowances.

Ms. Mwanyangapo set the facts that the role and function of the UNESCO Office in Namibia, and that of the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO as two independent bodies who are working together.

She said, the UNESCO Office in Namibia which is located at the United Nations House in Klein Windhoek is part of the UNESCO Secretariat, an intergovernmental organisation of 194 Member States, with its Headquarters in Paris (France).

Whilst The Namibia National Commission for UNESCO is established by the government of Namibia as a national entity which operates under national regulations, and located at the Government Office Park in Windhoek.

The statement further states that “UNESCO stands ready to provide any further clarification to interested media, to ensure accurate reporting.”

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