Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director
Mrs. Zelna Hengari, NWR’s Managing Director

Windhoek, 6 February 2019 – Over the past few months, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) have been engaged in wage negotiations aimed at improving the livelihood of its employees. However, due to some pending matters, the negotiations have taken longer than anticipated and have required patience and understanding from both parties.

Over the past few months, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) and the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) have been engaged in wage negotiations aimed at improving the livelihood of its employees. However, due to some pending matters, the negotiations have taken longer than anticipated and have required patience and understanding from both parties.

“Between the time of receiving the letter and 6 February 2019, our management team has been engaged in all efforts aimed at averting the demonstration. It is just unfortunate that our efforts did not yield the desired results”, says Mr Mufaro Njabulo Nesongano, NWR corporate communications and online media manager.

Mrs Zelna Hengari, NWR managing director, says, “I would like to put it on record that we are not against our employees receiving what is due to them. Management continues to negotiate in good faith according to the mandate it received from the board. We, therefore, look forward to resolving this situation and any other disputes with our union partner as amicable as possible. Equally, I would like to inform our tourism partners and guests that we have put in measures that will ensure that they receive the service they paid for”.