On Thursday, 26 January 2023, the Minister of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Itah Kandjii-Murangi appointed a new Board of Directors to oversee the work of the Namibia Training Authority.
Development Bank of Namibia Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Jerome Mutumba chairs the new board, deputised by businesswoman, Ms. Ester Hoveka.
Other members are Mr. Edward Kafita, Mr. Cliff Olivier, Ms. Elizabeth Kamutuezu, Mr. Tangeni Nghiwewelekwa and Ms. Eva Fritz-Tomas.
Acting CEO, Mr. Muvatera Ndjoze-Siririka, who attended the introduction ceremony at the Ministry’s headquarters welcomed the appointments.
“Whilst the NTA acknowledges the pioneering work of their predecessors, we are confident that the new Board of Directors, with their wide-ranging expertise and skills will further raise the bar in establishing an industry-driven Technical and Vocational Education and Training system for our country”, he remarked.
Mr. Ndjoze-Siririka also expressed his appreciation to the former Board of Directors, which was led by current Central Procurement Board of Namibia Chairperson, Mr. Amon Ngavetene.
“They have distinguished themselves as judicious stewards of our organisation and they have been integral to the important advances our country’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training sector has made over recent years. We thank them for their committed and dedicated service”, the Acting CEO highlighted.
Board Secretary, Tomas Nekongo echoed the Acting CEO’s sentiments.
“New boards always usher in exciting times. I look forward to the new board giving effect to administering the affairs of the NTA, by among others determining the policies and procedures of the NTA, exercising control in general over the powers and performance of the functions of the NTA and administering and controlling the National Training Fund, as provided for in our enabling legislation”, he noted.
“The ball is rolling already to arrange a comprehensive induction of the new members. I look forward to working with them and I’m confident that they will significantly add value to our work”, Nekongo added.