Air Namibia gets new board

02 January 2019 | Local News

Air Namibia on Thursday appointed six new board members who will serve for a three-year term.

The new board members are Escher Luanda, Heritha Nankole Muyoba, Willy Mertens, Nangula Kauluma, Alois Nyandoro and Deidre Sauls.

Making the announcement, transport minister John Mutorwa said the board should promote tourism and encourage business in Namibia.

Mutorwa emphasised that the board should work as a unified team, ensure professionalism and concentrate on the job at hand.

Reading sections of the board members' appointment letters to them, Mutorwa said they were expected to uphold the highest levels of integrity and represent the interest of the Namibian state. He said the board members should acquaint themselves with the relevant laws and regulations, such as the Air Namibia Act, the Public Procurement Act, Public-Private Partnerships Act and Civil Aviation Act.

The new board is expected to hold its first meeting soon, where its members will choose a chairperson and vice-chairperson.

The new board replaces Conville Britz, Evelyn Zimba-Naris, Wilhencia Uiras, Gerson Tjihenuna (chairperson) and Florette Nakusera (vice-chairperson), who served from July 2015 to July 2018.

NAMPA

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