Taapopi to continue as CEO for another six months

WINDHOEK: Former Chief Executive Officer of the City of Windhoek (CoW) Niilo Taapopi will serve for another six months in the position while the hunt goes on for a new suitable candidate for the job.

Taapopi’s ten year’s office term came to an end on 06 June 2014.

City of Windhoek’s Corporate Communications Officer Josua Amukugo at a media briefing on Thursday noted that the council resolved at its special meeting convened on 05 June 2014, to re-appoint Taapopi on a temporarily basis.

“The contract of employment shall be for a period of up to the finalisation of the recruitment process and handing over to the incoming CEO during a minimum of six months period commencing 16 June 2014,” he noted.

Taapopi has been at the helm of the CoW since 2004. Taapopi took over the position from Martin Shipanga who resigned in November 2003 to join the Commercial Bank of Namibia as its CEO.

Taapopi previously served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

(edited)WINDHOEK; Niilo Taapopi will continue to serve as chief executive officer for at least another six months, while the City of Windhoek (CoW) looks for a suitable replacement.

Taapopi’s 10-year term as the administrative head of the City of Windhoek came to an end on 06 June 2014.

The City’s Corporate Communications’ Manager, Joshua Amukugo told a media briefing here on Thursday that Taapopi’s temporary reappointment was endorsed by the City Council at a special meeting convened on 05 June.

“The contract of employment shall be for a period up to the finalisation of the recruitment process and the handing-over to the incoming CEO. This will be a minimum six-months’ period, commencing on 16 June 2014,” he noted.

Taapopi has been at the helm of the CoW since 2004. He took over the position from Martin Shipanga, who resigned in November 2003 to join the Commercial Bank of Namibia as its CEO at the time.

He previously served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

SOURCE: NAMPA