Pohamba Urges New NPC Commissioners to Be Courageous

Eighteen new commissioners of the National Planning Commission (NPC) were presented with letters of appointment at State House on Monday.

The commissioners are Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, chief executive of Namdeb Tulimevava Nghiyoonanye, director of MCA-Namibia Dagmar Honsbein, general manager of Agra Eino Emvula, chief executive Officer: Namibia Research Council Professor Joseph Diescho, director of the Namibia Institute of Public Administration (Nipam) Eckhart Mueller, head of the Namibia Institute for Mining Technology (Nimt) Leake Hangala, entrepreneur Veronica de Klerk, head of the Women’s Action for Development (WAD) Elijah Ngurare, Secretary of the Swapo-Party Youth League Bishop Zephania Kameeta, religious leader Maureen Hinda, community activist Vilho Hipondoka, entrepreneur Andre Visser, farmer Mihe Gaomab, head of the Competition Commission Sven Thieme, executive chairman of Ohlthaver amp List Johny Smith, chief executive officer of the Wavis Bay Corridor Group Bience Gawanas, special aisor to the Minister of Health and Social Services and Helena Ndume, optometrist specialist.

President Hifikepunye Pohamba has urged them to be bold and courageous in carrying out their important national mandate.

“It is also my hope that the implementation of the new National Planning Commission Act will go a long way to boost our national planning efforts as we go forward,” he said during the inauguration of the new commissioners. Only 16 years remain before Namibia reaches the year 2030, which is the target year for Vision 2030.

“This is not a very long time. In this context, I believe that the National Planning Commission should already start to consider the Post-2030 national development scenarios for our country,” Pohamba said.

Source : The Namibian