By John Tuerijama
AN announcement about the identity of the new chief administrator of the Namibia Sport Commission will likely be made next month, after the Namibia Sports Awards.
Chairman of the Namibia Sport Commission, Joel Mathews told Confidente that the appointment of a new boss for the sports regulator is one of their top priorities along with the approval of the Sports Development Plan.
He confirmed that sports commissioners will meet shortly after the sports awards which are scheduled for end of October to discuss various burning issues, including the position of chief administrator.
The position of chief administrator has been vacant since 2013 when Rusten Mogane left unceremoniously. Three people have since acted in that position with the Commission’s head of finance and administration, Walter Haseb being the current acting chief administrator. Harald Fülle and Sivhute Katamba also acted as chief administrators before Haseb.
Initially, the Sports Commission said a substantive chief administrator would be appointed by August or September this year but the time has flown by without the promise being fulfilled.
Confidente Sport has it on good authority that interviews for the position had already taken place and that the Commission will select its candidate from a shortlist including Fabian George, Freddy Mwiya and Dr. Donovan Zealand.
The process of appointing a new chief administrator has gone through three chairpersons of the Namibia Sport Commission, namely Vivian Katjiuongua, Dr. Vetumbuavi Veii and now Joel Mathews.
The position left vacant by Mogane was advertised during Katjiuongua’s tenure as chairperson, candidates were interviewed while Veii was in charge and hopefully the best successful candidate will be appointed as chief administrator under Mathews’ term of office as Commission chairperson.
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