PEC NAMIBIA
1st National Public Enterprises Conference 2019
Sep 12-13 | The Dome | Swakopmund
" Performance Monitoring: Unleashing Public Enterprises Potential for Growth"
PEC NAMIBIA
PUBLIC ENTERPRISES CONFERENCE 2019

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.

CONFERENCE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

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.
AGENDA
TIMELINE: PUBLIC ENTERPRISES CONFERENCE NAMIBIA 2019
Thursday, September 12th
07:30 -  Delegates' Registration and Refreshments
08:30 -  SESSION 1: OFFICIAL CONFERENCE OPENING
Master of Ceremonies: Veikko Nekundi - Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises

  • 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
AU and National Anthems

Group Photograph
10:00 -  Health Break
10:30 -  SESSION 2: Public Enterprise Reforms
Session Chair: Ms. Hilda Basson-Namundjembo

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
11:00 -  Discussion
11:30 -  SESSION 3 :Public Enterprises Policies and Legal Framework
Session Chair: Steven Yarukeekuro Ndorokaze

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
13:00 -  Lunch Break: Networking and Lunch Meals for Participants and Speakers
14:00 -  SESSION 4: The Critical Role of Performance Management in Corporates with specific reference to Public Enterprises
Session Chair: Ms.Hilda Basson- Namundjembo

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
Panelists
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
SPEAKER: Mr. Adrianus Vugs, Viewpoint Advisor and Consultant

Questions and Discussions
16:00 -  SESSION 5: Performance Management Case Studies
Session Chair:Steven Yarukeekuro Ndorokaze
16:30 -  PE Reforms and Performance Management in Rwanda
SPEAKER: Ms. Comfort K. Mbabazi, Director General Public Service Management and Development, Ministry of Public Service and Labour, Republic of Rwanda
16:50 -  Video: Performance Management Practices by New Zealand Expert
17:00 -  PE Reform and Performance Management in Botswana
SPEAKER: Dr. Omponye C. Kereteletswe, Coordinator of Public Sector Reforms, Republic of Botswana

Questions and Discussion Session
18:00 -  End of Day 1
19:00 -  GALA DINNER
MC, Ms. Roux-Che Locke

Invited Global motivation : Jan Sturesson, Global Advisor and Motivational Speaker on Future role of SOE
21:00 -  End of Day One Program
Friday, September 13th
08:00 -  Registration and Morning Tea
08:00 -  SESSION 6: Public Enterprise Reforms
Session Chair: Ms. Hilda Basson-Namundjembo
08:15 -  The Public Enterprise Reforms in South Africa
GUEST SPEAKER: Hon. Pravin Gordhan Minister for Public Enterprises, Republic of South Africa
08:45 -  The Public Enterprise Reforms in Namibia
SPEAKER: Hon. Leon Jooste, Minister for Public Enterprises, Republic of Namibia
09:00 -  Panel Discussion on Sessions 6
Moderator: Hilda Basson-Namundjembo

Panelists
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
SPEAKER: Dr. Quinton Van Rooyen, Group Managing Director, Trustco Namibia
10:20 -  Panel Discussion
Panelists
Mr. Adrianus Vugs, Viewpoint Advisor and Consultant
Dr. Quinton Van Rooyen, Group Managing Director, Trustco Namibia
Martha Namundjembo-Tilahun, Managing Director, United Africa
10:45 -  Short Break: Networking and Refreshments for Delegates
11:00 -  Short Presentation on MPE Expectations: Louise Shixwameni, Deputy Executive Director
11:15 -  SESSION 7: What should the Performance Management Framework for PEs in Namibia be?
Session Chair: Mr. Corlen Masunda, MD and Business Strategy Consultant, Lavenham Investment
11:30 -  Group Work
12:00 -  SESSION 7: Discussions and crafting of recommendations
13:00 -  Lunch Break: Networking and Lunch Meals for Delegates
14:00 -  SESSION 8: Way Forward – The critical Steps Towards reforming Namibian PEs
Session Chair & Moderator: Ms. Hilda Basson-Namundjepo

PANELISTS

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
Session Chair: Steven Yarukeekuro Ndorokaze

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

Group Photographs
15:30 -  End of Day 2 Program
16:00 -  Boat cruise to view NAMPORT New Terminal
19:00 -  Gala Dinner: Sponsored by FISCHOR
MC-Ms. Roux-Che Locke and Sam Shivute

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.
SPEAKERS

PEC 2019 SPEAKERS & PANELISTS


DR THABO MOSALA

DR OMPONYE KERETELETSWE

COMFORT K. MBABAZI

PROF. DAVID M. MINJA

JAN STURESSON
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PEC 2019 SPONSORS


MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES

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VENUE
THE DOME in Swakopmund has been selected by the PEC committee to be the venue of choice for the first Public Enterprises Conference in Namibia due to its capacity and location.
THE DOME
5371 Welwitschia Street, Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
GPS: S22 39.884, E14 31.800
PEC 2019 CONTACTS
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Chief Public Relations Officer
Ministry of Public Enterprises
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