Robert Kahimise

City of Windhoek hunting for CEO

City of Windhoek hunting for CEO

Kandjemuni Kamuiiri THE City of Windhoek is compiling a shortlist of candidates for the vacant Chief Executive Officer (CEO)’s position. Interestingly former CEO, Robert Kahimise, who quit the job to join the Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (CENORED), thereby creating the vacancy, has also reportedly been shortlisted. Another aspiring returnee to municipality employment is former City Police Chief Abraham Kanime, who has a pending case in court for his return to his old job. Ironically Kanime and Kahimise had an acrimonious relationship during their previous tenures at the council. Council Spokesperson, Harold Akwenye, informs the Windhoek Observer that the applications…
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Kahimise leaves tomorrow

Kahimise leaves tomorrow

Andrew Kathindi City of Windhoek (CoW) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Robert Kahimise is set to end his tumultuous relationship with the city tomorrow after four years at the helm. This comes after the CoW executive revealed that he had not been engaged to reconsider his resignation. "The decision to leave tomorrow (Friday) is final. Tomorrow is my last day," he said. Quizzed on whether any regional executive committee members or councilors had approached him, Kahimise told Windhoek Observer, “No.” This comes as the CEO previously hinted that he would be willing to stay on if asked to by council and…
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Kahimise open to staying at CoW …as his departure day looms

Kahimise open to staying at CoW …as his departure day looms

Andrew Kathindi The outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the City of Windhoek (CoW), Robert Kahimise says he may consider staying on as head of the municipality should council engage him, subject to certain conditions. This follows media reports that stated that the Swapo Khomas regional executive committee was trying to get CoW councilors to convince Kahimise to stay on. Quizzed on whether he would consider the opportunity to stay on should he be approached by Windhoek municipality councilors, the CEO left the door open. “That depends. I’ve handed in my notice, I’m serving my notice up to end of…
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Kahimise offered CENORED top job

Kahimise offered CENORED top job

Staff Writer City of Windhoek Chief Executive Offer, Robert Kahimise has been offered the Central Northern Electricity Distributor (CENORED) top job, a move which could find the municipality without a head if he takes up the offer. The development comes as Kahimise has had a turbulent time as CEO of the municipality, a position which could play a key part in his decision on whether to take up the CENORED offer. “I did receive an offer but I have not resigned,” he told the Windhoek Observer. When quizzed if he planned to take up the offer, Kahimise was tightlipped. “I…
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Kahimise, Council showdown looms

Kahimise, Council showdown looms

Staff Writer A legal showdown is looming between the City of Windhoek and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Robert Kahimise as the latter has threatened to take legal action over Wednesday’s council decision to reappoint City Police Chief, Abraham Kanime to a three year contract without following set procedures. This comes as the council took the unprecedented decision to appoint an acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to preside over the Kahimise appointment, despite the substantive CEO being in office. This is a move which has caused even more fractions between the CEO and the 15-member council dominated by the ruling…
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Free water will cost CoW millions

Free water will cost CoW millions

The reconnection of running water for many cash-strapped Windhoek residents, especially those living in the burgeoning informal settlements surrounding the capital, is expected to cost the city an estimated N$8.9 million, according to the Chief Executive Officer, Robert Kahimise. Kahimise made the announcement this week during a media conference in the council chambers. He said the council approved an emergency response plan to help mitigate the risks associated with the virus. The measure will also benefit about 1 200 taps or households of clients who were disconnected for non-payment. Around 18 water tanks have been deployed strategically at various locations…
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