Cargo from Menzies warehouse released

Cargo that was being held at Menzies Aviation (Namibia) at Hosea Kutako International Airport has been released, Namibia Airports Company (NAC) spokesperson Dan Kamati announced on Wednesday.

The NAC and the Namibia Revenue Agency (Namra) had been in negotiations with Menzies since Tuesday to have the cargo handed over to Namra.

“Clearing agents are urged to contact Namra offices at cell number 081 2579981 to arrange for the release of their goods,” Kamati said.

The cargo had been kept at the Menzies warehouses at the airport since 18 August, after Menzies was evicted from the airport.

Menzies was the sole ground handling company at the airport after Air Namibia’s demise in 2020.

A court case in which Menzies is seeking to return to the airport was heard in the Windhoek High Court on Monday.

The judgment against the NAC and airport services competitor Paragon Investment Holdings will be given on 3 October.

Menzies was evicted from the airport on the orders of the High Court after it failed to have the decision to award a ground handling tender to Paragon overturned.

In another case that is pending in the High Court, Menzies is alleging that there was corruption in the tender bid of the Paragon and Ethiopian Airways joint venture.

That case is scheduled to be heard at the start of December.

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