NAC implements zero-tolerance policy on corruption


THE National Airports Corporation (NAC) is implementing a zero-tolerance policy on corruption to weed out practices that have crippled the entity, an official says.
Acting chief executive officer Rex Kiponge said the policy was for the purpose of stamping out any form of corruption in the organisation. He said people found responsible of such acts would face the full force of the law and added that two officers had already been arrested on fraud-related charges and were on bail awaiting their court appearances.
Kiponge made the remarks when commenting on the recovery of an NAC executive vehicle which had allegedly been stolen.
He said financial records showed that a Toyota Land Cruiser five-door vehicle was purchased from a car dealership on Jan 28 this year for the Minister for Civil Aviation Sekie Agisa.
“However, the vehicle was never delivered to the minister and went missing,” he said.
“Investigators found out that the vehicle was parked at a car dealer’s bond yard ready to be sold under a new registration and vehicle plate number.”
He said the vehicle was confiscated and returned to the National Airports Corporation, while the owner of the auto yard was taken in by police for questioning but later released.
Kiponge said this was just one instance of fraud but there were more yet to be uncovered and those responsible would be arrested and charged.