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Finance minister announces the appointment of new board members for CPBN

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The Minister of Finance Iipumbu Shiimi has on Friday announced the appointment of new seven board members of the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) with effective from 01 March 2021 until 28 February 2024 on a part time basis.A media statement…

The Minister of Finance Iipumbu Shiimi has on Friday announced the appointment of new seven board members of the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) with effective from 01 March 2021 until 28 February 2024 on a part time basis.

A media statement issued on Friday by the ministry’s Chief Public Relations Officer Tonateni Shidhudhu, said the appointment is done in terms of section 11 of the Public Procurement Act No 15 of 2015, and the members are from various professional fields.

The new board members are Julinda !Garu-Oas a procurement expert in the private sector, Amon Ngavetene who is a chief risk and compliance officer in the private sector, Martin Kambulu currently serving as the head of procurement at Meatco, Ono-Robby Nangolo a legal expert at the Law Reform and Development Commission and Efaishe Nghiidipaa who is the Procurement Manager at Mobile Telecommunication (MTC).

Other two members who served in the previous board and got re-appoint are Hilya Nandago-Herman a legal and development finance specialist and Epafras Pendapala Shilongo an Engineer by profession. The appointment is in addition to the full- time Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson Patrick Swartz and Lischen Ramakutla respectively, who were appointed on a five-year term expiring in March 2022.

“We are excited to expand our board with five new members who will bring diverse expertise and insight to the work of public procurement. The new board performed well during the interviews and I have high hopes that under their leadership we will take the work of public procurement to greater heights,” said Shiimi.

He added that in terms of the law, the new board will take an oath before the Judge of the High Court before taking up their roles as board members, and the Minister will also make an announcement in Parliament as per the provision of the Act.

The board is responsible for ensuring that public procurement procedures are conducted efficiently and in a transparent manner.

When contacted for comment on Saturday, Swartz said the new board members will pick up from where the previous board left off and deliver on the duty they are mandated with.

Source: Nampa