Rundu council says CEO recruitment process done correctly

The Rundu Town Council says it carried out the recruitment process for the vacant position of its chief executive officer (CEO) correctly.

Rundu Mayor Isak Kandingu told Nampa in an interview yesterday the process was done in compliance with the provisions of the Local Authority Act and recruitment and selection regulations for local authorities.s

Necessary consultations were also done with the parent ministry, the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, Kandingu said, adding that 19 applications were received for the position of Rundu Town Council CEO and out of the 19, only one applicant met the minimum requirements set.

After consulting the ministry, the go-ahead was given to compose the interview panel and the panel was composed of seasoned executives from local authorities, as well as the ministry, Kandingu further said.

None of the Rundu councillors formed part of the interview panel, the mayor stressed, adding that members of the Namibia Public Workers Union served as observers.

Recommendations by the interview panel in which the former acting CEO Sikongo Haihambo was selected was sent to the management committee and to the full council for them to either approve or reject.

Source: Namibia Press Agency