Airports company bursary holders graduate

fltr: Tobias Shaanika (graduating in Oct), Willem Hanghuwo, Tamer El-Kallawi (CEO); Liina Mutilifa, Martty Hasheela and Courage Silombela – SE: Projects, Engineering & IT NAC.

After a considerable amount of investment and time, the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) welcomed the first batch of graduates from their bursary programme launched about two years ago.

The team of Liina Mutilifa, Martty Hasheela and Willem Hanghuwo graduated this year and are the proud recipients of degrees in engineering disciplines and are to be absorbed into the airports company.
Mutilifa and Hasheela completed their studies in Civil Engineering and Civil (Technology), respectively, at the Polytechnic of Namibia, while Willem Hanghuwo studied towards a qualification in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa.
NAC General Manager for Human Resources and Administration, Olavi Hamwele congratulated the students and wished them well in their next step of in life. “You are now joining the Namibian workforce and we look forward to accommodating you at NAC for the foreseeable future. We believe in assisting our government in achieving the ideals of Vision 2030 and one of the many goals is the eradication of poverty and unemployment, which will be achieved through good education and skills development.”
Liina, the only lady amongst the recipients in turn thanked the airports company for their support. Both she and Tobias advised that they might not have been able to complete their studies in the short time without the financial assistance of NAC.
“They took that stress away from us and gave us full bursaries which covered everything, from class fees, to books and stationary. It meant a lot,” she said. Tobias said that he was also extremely grateful to have a job now at NAC and believes both the bursary and the job came at the right time in his life.