NIPAM and Public Enterprises Chief Executive Officers Forum signs MoU

The disassociated between Ministers, Chief Executive Officers and company Board of Directors hampers not only the effective management of public enterprises but also poses a challenge towards good governance in Namibia. All relevant stakeholders needs to be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to run public enterprises successfully, says NIPAM Executive Director Ms Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo during a signing event of the MoU between NIPAM and Public Enterprises Chief Executive Officers Forum (PE CEO forum) on 18 October 2018.

The MoU was signed by the two head of organisations, Ms Nangolo and Dr Audrin Mathe, Chairperson of the PE CEO forum.
“Our partnerships will indeed make public enterprises a unique place to foster progress. With this Memorandum of Understanding we are building a joint action taking the necessary steps to implement the National Agenda and it’s Sustainable Development Goals”, Dr Mathe.
Some of the areas of cooperation are; public enterprises support NIPAM in sending staff for capacity building, while NIPAM provide venues, office space and secretariat services to the PE CEO Forum. Joint participation in research activities of common interest in the field of public administration, and exchange of best practices in the area of training and development; and any other exchanges and cooperative activities that maybe jointly be decided upon by the parties.
Institutional isolation is the sure back bone of crippled operational efficiency, ill-service delivery and public sector stagnated progress. An organisational development culture that fosters partnerships and cooperation instead of individualism must be embraced to improve quality as well as accelerate progress. Last but not least, working together is a step towards reduced costs through elimination of resource and infrastructure duplication. This partnership is set to further develop an effective local platform to work with other levels of government to achieve better whole of government outcomes