[Community-Discuss] Board update on Governance Committee report
abibu.ntahigiye at gmail.com
Sun May 6 19:55:37 UTC 2018
Dear Afrinic Community,
The Board in March 2018, as per resolution 201803.391, tasked the
Governance Committee (GC) to convene an investigation on allegations made
by a staff member. The GC was requested to define the Terms of Reference
(TORs) for an independent investigation, and to appoint an investigation
committee. The Board requested the findings to be reported by 30 April
The GC notified the community that they would deliver the report by 4 May
2018, and has submitted the report to the Board on 2 May 2018. The Board
acknowledged receipt of the report. The Board is going to thoroughly
consider the report and recommendations thereof, and will share with the
community applicable actions and steps that will be taken in due course.
The Board has also been advised that in considering the report they need to
be cognizant of issues of confidentiality and data protection.
With regards to allegations made against certain Board members, the Board
can announce the following outcomes as derived from the report:
That there was a violation of the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and
section 153 of the Companies Act 2001, by Mr Sunday Folayan.
That there is no evidence whatsoever against Haitham El Nakhal of having
breached the terms of the NDA and/or section 153 of the Companies Act 2001.
That the Investigation Committee (IC) is satisfied that there was no
evidence of harassment, bullying or intimidation by Board members.
The Board will re-evaluate the interim Chair and Vice Chair appointments
that were made in resolution 201803.398.
With regards to allegations made against certain members of staff, the
Board observed from the IC report that there may have been inappropriate
behaviour on the part of certain staff members.
The findings and recommendations related to staff matters will be addressed
through necessary processes.
We appeal to the community to allow the Board time to consider the report
carefully, and provide feedback to the community no later than 31 July 2018
on the next steps and how the recommendations will be implemented.
Abibu R. Ntahigiye
Chair, Afrinic Board.
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