Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero on Tuesday, announced the new board members for the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control (NPBWC). Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Tjongarero said the ministry was facing a big challenge in […]
Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Agnes Tjongarero on Tuesday, announced the new board members for the Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control (NPBWC).
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony, Tjongarero said the ministry was facing a big challenge in putting up boxing board members to run the place successfully.
“In the meantime, boxing cannot wait for us for one day to put our house in order. They are moving on, people want to do their things in the ring and not in the boardroom like us,” said Tjongarero.
She, therefore, advised the new board members to consider revising the Boxing Act of 1980, which, according to her, is ancient and requires some changes.
“Secondly, the board members must know their legal boundaries and to stay in their line, to avoid court cases by executing things legally. Board members must work with boxing promoters and treat them equally every time and promote boxing to the high level,” she said.
The new NPBWC chairperson, Magreth Mengo, promised that as board members they will serve with total commitment and their first priority is to revise the boxing act of 1980.
“Thank you for entrusting us, and for allowing us to serve on this big national responsibility. We reassure you that we will serve with total commitment as a board and you have our total commitment from the beginning until the end. We are here to drive harmony between us, stakeholders, promoters and partners as well as the potential sponsors of boxing in Namibia” Mengo said.
The newly elected board members are Mengo, Jason Nuule, Sebastian Shituleni, Veruschka de la Harpe and Irene Shebo.
Absent from the inauguration ceremony was De la Harpe and Shebo.
The board members will serve for three years with Mengo becoming the first female to serve as the board chairperson.
Source: Namibia Press Agency