Herunga in the running for Ombudsman

20 July 2021 | Justice

OGONE TLHAGE



WINDHOEK

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) yesterday announced the shortlist for the Ombudsman position.

Fishcor’s acting CEO Ruth Herunga, secretary to the National Council Tousy Namiseb and chief of the Law Reform Commission Basilius Dyakugha will be interviewed publicly on 23 July, the JSC said in a statement, marking the first time an interview of this nature will be held, setting the stage to replace outgoing Ombudsman John Walters.

Walters is set to retire when his contract ends at the end of this month.

“In line with the principles of transparency and accountability, the JSC at its meeting of 4 June resolved to conduct a public interview, which includes live streaming of the proceedings,” the commission said.

Experience

Prior to his appointment as secretary to the National Council, Namiseb was the deputy permanent secretary in the judiciary and chief of the Law Reform Commission before that. He also served as the secretary of the Law Reform Commission.

Herunga currently serves on the Fishcor board and is also the company’s acting CEO. She is the founding chairperson of the Namibian Women’s Lawyers Association, and has also previously served on the bench of the magistrate and was a lawyer with Lorentz Angula Inc. She is also part of Swapo’s Think Tank.

Herunga had also previously been shortlisted for the position of Prosecutor General last November.

Dyakugha’s LinkedIn profile shows that he had previously served as a legal officer in the ministry of justice.

‘We did it’

Affirmative Repositioning (AR) leader Job Amupanda welcomed the move to host interviews publicly.

“I hereby inform you that following the AR’s request to the JSC for the interviews of the Ombudsman to be held in public, our request has been accepted.

“We did it, Namibia. For the first time in the history of Namibia, we did it,” he wrote.

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