Air Namibia flies a knot faster with performance agreements for exco team
It is not clear what legal power a Performance Agreement has over an employee in an acting capacity but this week three members of the Executive Committee of the national airline, Air Namibia, signed such agreements despite not having tenure.
Acting Managing Director, Adv Mandi Samson, acting General Manager Finance, Marilyn Nel and acting General Manager Human Capital, Herold Mbuende, formed part of the group of Executive Committee members who signed Performance Agreements as a commitment to attain strategic objectives as outlined in the airline’s five-year strategic plan for 2016/17 to 2020/21/
In a statement release on Wednesday, the airline said the agreements were signed at its head office in Windhoek on 19 April 2017.
Samson said the launch of the strategic intent is a stepping stone in the right direction, adding that the signing of departmental performance agreements reflects accountability for achieving identified strategic objectives. ”With our strategic plan, we have an effective tool to ensure that Air Namibia becomes a financially sustainable organisation, attractive to our shareholder, clients and employees, and accountable to the Namibian nation” she said.
Air Namibia stated that it is one year into the implementation of its new five-year strategic plan “driving the national airline to financial sustainability by providing exceptional customer service, ensuring impeccable operational effectiveness and efficiency, maintaining relevant and appropriate compliance, establishing and leveraging synergistic strategic partnerships and nurturing a results-based organisational culture.”
Samson stated that she strongly believes that their strategic goals can be achieved but said thatthey can only be realised “if we invest our effort and time while working as a team with the big picture in mind.”
“My dream is for Air Namibia to achieve a point where its value is also reflected by a sound financial position. To achieve this dream, we need to pull together in the same direction” she concluded.
In the picture are, standing from the left, Paul Nakawa, Manager Corporate Communications; Noks Katjiuongua, GM Ground Operations; Jerhome Tjizo, Manager Legal Services; Xavier Masule, GM Commercial Services; Saima Ntinda, Chief Internal Audit, Stanley Kariko, Senior Manager Maintenance & Engineering; Marilyn Nel, Acting GM Finance and Victor Nghifindaka, Manager Information Technology.
Seated are, Elize Peterson, Manager Government and Bilateral Affairs; Captain William Ekandjo, GM Flight Operations; Advocate Mandi Samson, Acting Managing Director and Herold Mbuende, Acting GM Human Capital.