Public Enterprises were created to amongst others provide public goods; generate public funds; increase access to public services (while maintaining efficiency and effectiveness); and accelerate economic development and industrialization. Although, Public Enterprises (PEs) were created to perform these critical functions, most of our PEs in Namibia with the exception of the few, have failed to dismally to deliver on the mandate they were created for. In some instances, instead of PEs supporting the generation of revenue for the State, they have become a burden to the State by depending on annual government subsidies and guarantees to sustain their operations. It is now well known that for 2017/18 alone, PEs received a total allocation from the budget of more than N$4 billion. The return on assets of the PE portfolio is negative/loss making and on top of that the total wage bill has reached unsustainable levels which stood at about N$ 6.1 billion (2018). This situation is unsustainable and only reflects low levels of accountability and warrants critical targeted interventions by Government and an entirely new mind-set. In order to address this situation, the President of the Republic of Namibia, HE. Dr. Hage G. Geingob sanctioned the establishment of a fully fletched Ministry tasked to transform Namibia’s Public Enterprises sector to become effective conduits and catalysts for the Nation’s economic development.
This conference therefore serves as part of the initiatives of the Ministry of Enterprises to accelerate transformation of the PEs. Ministry key priorities have been to develop a solid governance model, strengthen corporate governance, PEs legal reform, and performance monitoring. It is also against this background that the a hybrid governance model was developed and approved by Cabinet in 2016 and that have since been included in to the New Public Enterprises Governance Act No 1 of 2019.
Following the recent promulgation of the Public Enterprises Governance Act (PEGA) 2019, the Ministry of Public Enterprises is now eager to ensure rigor implementation of its full mandate as a professional shareholder ministry and also charged with the responsibility of developing appropriate means for monitoring performance of PEs. The conference will provide an excellent platform for delegates from all the PEs to determine the best Governance and Performance Model which must be utilized to enhance a good corporate governance framework and a high-performance culture which are vital recipes for transformation of the Public Enterprises geared towards the attainment of National objectives. This conference also seeks to create a platform for the Ministry of Public Enterprises and the top management of Public Enterprises to engage in a dialogue on the implications of the PEGA 2019 and to share experiences regarding performance management in PEs.
Specifically, the conference aims to:
- Serve as a best platform to create a strong common understanding around Performance Management System (PMS) among all the Public Enterprises in Namibia.
- Share and comprehend the Namibian legal framework underpinning performance management in public enterprises.
- Share performance management best practices used by Public Enterprises globally.
- Discuss and recommend the appropriate performance management framework for Namibian Public Enterprises.
08:30 - SESSION 1: OFFICIAL CONFERENCE OPENING
- National and AU Anthems
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Welcoming message by Hon. Cleophas Mutjavikua, Governor of Erongo Region, Republic of Namibia
- Opening Remarks by Gerlinde Sauer, Counsellor for Development Cooperation, German Embassy
- Keynote Address by Hon Leon Jooste, Minister of Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
- Vote of Thanks by Ms. Annascy Mwanyangapo, Executive Director for the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
- Group Photographs
10:30 - SESSION 2: Public Enterprise Reforms
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT PUBLIC ENTERPRISES GLOBAL REFORMS TRENDS?
SPEAKER: Mr. Jan Sturesson, Strategy Advisor, International Speaker & Investor. Innovative business strategies and leadership development. Resting - Advice from the future, Sweden
11:30 - SESSION 3 :Public Enterprises Policies and Legal Framework
Exploration of a Hybrid Public Enterprises Governance Model: An overview of the Hybrid Governance Model
Hon Veikko Nekundi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
Unpacking the Public Enterprises Governance Act (PEGA) No 1 of 2019: Overview of PEGA No. 1 of 2019, what is new, what are key provisions relating to Performance?
SPEAKER: Ms. Martha Nuujoma-Domingos, Director, Legal advisor for the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
Questions and Discussion
14:00 - SESSION 4: The Critical Role of Performance Management in Corporates with specific reference to Public Enterprises
An overview of a holistic cycle of the Performance Management System
SPEAKER: Professor Zachary B. Awino, Professor of Strategy and Performance Management, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Successful Implementation of a Performance Management System: A case of NAMPOWER
SPEAKER: Dr. Simeon Amunkete, Senior Manager Human Resources, NAMPOWER
Diagnostic Survey of Performance Management Systems in Namibian Public Enterprises
SPEAKER: Mr. Corlen Masunda, MD and Business Strategy Consultant, Lavenham Investments
14:45 - Panel Discussion
Ms. Rosalia Haufiku Martins – CEO, MVA FUND
Ms. Kauna Ndilula, MD of Business Financial Solutions & Board Chairperson of NAMPOWER
Prof. David M. Minja, Associate Professor of Management
Ms. Escher Luanda, Chairperson, Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance
15:30 - Unleashing the culture of sustainability and self-reliance in PEs / Deciphering a sustainable PEs Model
Questions and Discussions
16:00 - SESSION 5: Performance Management Case Studies
16:30 - PE Reforms and Performance Management in Rwanda
17:00 - PE Reform and Performance Management in Botswana
Questions and Discussion Session
19:00 - GALA DINNER
Invited Global motivation : Jan Sturesson, Global Advisor and Motivational Speaker on Future role of SOE
08:00 - SESSION 6: Public Enterprise Reforms
08:15 - The Public Enterprise Reforms in South Africa
08:45 - The Public Enterprise Reforms in Namibia
09:00 - Panel Discussion on Sessions 6
Mr. Jan Sturesson, Strategy Advisor, International Speaker & Investor
Hon. Pravin Gordhan, Minister for Public Enterprise, Republic of South Africa
Hon. Leon Jooste, Minister for Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
09:40 - Performance Management as a Driver for Global Competitiveness: Trustco Group
10:20 - Panel Discussion
Mr. Adrianus Vugs, Viewpoint Advisor and Consultant
Dr. Quinton Van Rooyen, Group Managing Director, Trustco Namibia
Martha Namundjembo-Tilahun, Managing Director, United Africa
11:15 - SESSION 7: What should the Performance Management Framework for PEs in Namibia be?
14:00 - SESSION 8: Way Forward – The critical Steps Towards reforming Namibian PEs
Ms. Louise Shixwameni, Deputy Executive Director for the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
Prof D. M. Minja, Associate Professor of Management, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Mr. Jan Sturesson, Strategy Advisor, International Speaker & Investor. Innovative business strategies and leadership development.
Dr. Omponye C. Kereteletswe, Coordinator of Public Sector Reforms, Republic of Botswana
Ms. Comfort K. Mbabazi, Director General Public Service Management and Development
14:45 - SESSION 9: Summary and Conference recommendations
SPEAKER: Ms. Annascy Mwanyangapo, Executive Director for the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
Remarks and Official Closing of the Conference by Hon. Leon Jooste, Minister for Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
Vote of Thanks by Hon. Veikko Nekundi, Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
AU and National Anthems
19:00 - Gala Dinner: Sponsored by FISCHOR
An inspirational Motivational presentation by Dr. Thabo Mosala, Strategy Specialist , Expert in Digital Transformation and International Technology Strategic Consultant , Wits Business School from Republic of South Africa.
PEC 2019 SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
PEC 2019 CONTACTS
Dr Mosala is a seasoned Executive, renowned Academic and Author with an impressive career spanning across multiple industries. A serial techpreneur and international strategic technology consultant, he spent several years as an ICT Executive at Transnet, Datavia and SA Express Airways, where he successfully grew business units he headed both locally and throughout the African continent. In 2001, he joined the financial services sector as Director at Standard Bank SA, and later appointed to the Deputy Managing Director position at Standard Bank Lesotho.
He earned his international standing as go-to consultant on Digital Transformation, through his experience and expertise consulting and capacity building for several multinational corporations and governments in disruptive technologies integration, mobile and media. Dr Mosala has a solid understanding of the ICT sector and its business drivers, particularly in the African market.
With a strong digital background in software engineering, backed by a commercial mindset, Dr Mosala is a Strategist focused on creating sustainable business capabilities that take businesses to the next level; he has, and can deliver what is promised.
He started WrenJos Capital, a venture capital company focusing on start-ups in manufacturing and technology.
Working as Coordinator (Permanent Secretary level) Public Sector Reforms with overall responsibilities to provide high level advice to the Permanent Secretary to the President, Administrative Heads of Ministries, Chief Executives of Parastatals and the Executive Political Leadership on all matters of reforms in the Public Sector (including ICT in particular e-Government);
Was responsible for the implementation of e-Government in the Republic of Botswana;
Worked as Secretary for Educational Reforms and initiated the development education sector strategic plan, led the establishment of Botswana Human Resource Advisory Council and Botswana Qualification Authority;
Have introduced a planning and budgeting reform to transform the Botswana Government Budgeting System from incremental budgeting to a result based system within eighteen (18) months after becoming Head of Reforms;
Provided advise to Senior Leadership for alignment of policies and programmes towards the attainment of the National Vision;
Currently leading the implementation of e-Government in the Public Sector;
Currently contributing to CAPAAM and Commonwealth Secretariat in the implementation of Public Sector Reforms in the Commonwealth countries;
Participated in the Public Service Commission of Namibia workshop in Namibia;
Developed through the education system (Secondary and Tertiary) as a Teacher, Lecturer, Administrator and Researcher;
My PhD thesis focused on use of ICT systems and Change as a viable option to improved service delivery;
Guru in strategy planning using a combination of tools (Balanced Scorecard, Scenario Planning, Systems Thinking, Quality Management Systems and Integrated Result based Management);
Led the development of the country’ 1st integrated result based National Development Plan 10;
Vast experience in process re-engineering, lean -sigma, IS09001 geared towards improving organizational performance;
Information Technology and Managing Quality Education, (IFIP WG 3.& Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM, 2010 Arthur Tatnall, Omponye C. Kereteletswe, Adrie Visscher (Eds);
My joint comparison studies with Dr. I.D. Selwood (University of Birmingham) on Information Technology in Education Management (ITEM) have resulted in published work in 2000, 2004 and 2006. This endeavour has resulted in cross-pollination of ideas on IT in Education Management.
Ms. Comfort K. MBABAZI has 15years of multi-disciplinary experience comprised of Public Service Management and Development with practical experience in organizational development from regular exposure and strong involvement in public institutions’ organizational structures’ review and revision for alignment to their mandate and improvement of their performance. She has meticulously been involved in putting in place and operationalizing the Results Based Management performance management system in public institutions. She also has over 7 years leadership and Project Management experience for donor funded projects both at the national and local government level as well as Academic experience coupled with expertise in training, coaching and mentoring for community development. Having worked as a capacity building program coordinator for over 7 years, she also has a strong appreciation of capacity Development and ability to work with multi-stakeholders.
She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB). She is a certified Procurement Manager.
He is the Chair of Public Policy and Administration at Kenyatta University from the Republic of Kenya, Associate Professor of Management, specialized in Strategic Leadership, Governance & Ethics, Policy Analysis and OD. He holds a Doctorate in Organization Development & Transformation, Cebu Doctors’ University, Philippines, Master of Arts, Leadership (Strategy & Entrepreneurship) Pan Africa Christian University in collaboration with Trinity Western University- Canada, MBA (Strategic Management), Newport University, California, USA and Bachelor of Arts (Economics and Business) Kenyatta University.
Prof. David Minja is also a management consultant and an author of four books and over forty articles in internationally refereed journals in the fields of strategy, corporate leadership and transformation, governance and ethics. He also sits in several Boards as a member. He has in the past advised governments of several countries in the above areas.
Founder of RESTING - Advice from the FUTURE. Jan is currently advising private and public clients linked to governance, innovation and economic development projects around the globe. He also serves as advisor or/and process leader / advisory board member to nations, regions and cities linked to; Future of cities, innovation and eco system linked to multi stakeholder governance and leadership development and modelling.
He was a Global Leader of PwC’s Global Government & Public Services Industry, Global Leader of PwC’s Global Cities of the Future Network, and Director of Marketing at PwC Sweden (partner). He served different position as a Director of Development at Komrev, Executive Director/South Sweden, Komrev, Chief auditor/Manager Komrev and Auditor/Consultant Komrev, Sweden.