Rikus Grobler | Jan 16, 2018 | 0
Ongwediva Trade Fair to next level
In preparation of the Ongwediva Trade Fair, FNB Namibia grabbed the opportunity to introduce its branch manager in Ongwediva, Mr Joran Kahono.
Kahono has been branch and business manager for more than two years, He stated that he is happy to be in charge of the Ongwediva branch, describing the town as one of the youngest towns in the Oshana Region.
“The residents of Ongwediva comprise a diverse ethnic group but are mostly Oshivambo speaking people. The town is regarded as a residential town with a few big industries while retail business is well presented in our town” he said.
Kahono started his banking career in 2001 at FNB’s Oranjemund branch as an FDE official which was regarded as the entry point in the bank then. He worked his way up through various departments in his 14 years of service until he was appointed Branch Manager for Oranjemund in 2014.
Asked what he enjoys most about his job, he said “My branch is one of the newest branches in the North with modern furnishes, and is situated at Oshana Mall, the biggest mall in Ongwediva. It is central and people love the location and the branch.” His biggest challenges so far have been the cultural diversity and making sure that everyone is happy all the time. “Gaining new business especially Business Advances & Business Liabilities has also been a challenge but we are tackling it head-on” he said.
About his future dreams, Kahono stated “My short term aspiration is to gain new business in terms of sales and my long term solution is to migrate all our clients who are making use of our tellers department to make deposits less than N$20,000 at the newly introduced Hero ATM’s. This is a perfect solution for minimizing the traffic in our banking halls which in turn will leave our officials with more time to sell our various great products to our clients in the North.”