City explains CEO interviews

23 September 2021 | Local News

OGONE TLHAGE



WINDHOEK

The City of Windhoek says while it will allow members of the public access to portions of the interview process for the new CEO, it will not entirely follow prior examples set with regards to interviews held for the Ombudsman position, which was almost wholly public.

Its processes will be in accordance with local authority councils, spokesperson Harold Akweenye said on enquiry.

“Apart from the observed patterns, as an institution, we base our recruitment process on our internal procedures and policies. To ensure a thorough interview and administrative process, the structured interview shall be conducted by the selected panellists as stipulated, and in accordance with the Recruitment and Selection Regulations for Local Authority Councils,” he said.

Various tools – of which public presentations was just one – will also be employed to test the candidates’ competence.

“The public presentation shall allow for Windhoek residents and the nation at large to get insight into the candidates' vision, competency levels and knowledge on relevant issues and, thereby ensures transparency of the process,” Akweenye said.

Rigorous and thorough

The City recently announced that it had shortlisted five candidates for the position - Otjiwarongo municipality’s Moses Matyayi, NamWater water supply executive Eino Mvula, researcher and consultant Charmill Zamuee, transport ministry deputy executive director Joyce Mukubi and Roads Authority CEO Conrad Lutombi.

It said a rigorous and thorough recruitment and selection process would be embarked upon and would comprise of a myriad of selection tools and methods aimed at ensuring that the most suitable candidate is selected and recommended for each of the respective executive positions, acting CEO George Mayumbelo said.

Interviews will take place on 27 and 28 September.

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