MultiChoice Namibia has confirmed that two directors from the Board of Kalahari Holdings were nominated to serve on the Board of MultiChoice Namibia.
They are Milka Mungunda and Advocate Bience Gawanas. Mungunda will also serve as the new chairperson of MultiChoice Namibia, effective as of July 5.
Mungunda was appointed as the chief executive officer of the Social Security Commission at the beginning of this month.
Her former positions include general manager at GIPF, founding director and shareholder of One Africa Television, director of the SME Bank and acting registrar at UNAM.
Mungunda started out her career as a teacher of science, maths and agriculture in Tsumeb and Okakarara respectively.
Advocate Gawanas served Namibia in various public portfolios in her capacity as member of the Public Service Commission, member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Namibia, as gender law lecturer at the University of Namibia, as member and chairperson of the Law Reform and Development Commission and as the first Ombudswoman of Namibia.
Gawanas also served as the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs and special advisor to the Minister of Health and Social Services on policy and social issues.
Currently she has been reassigned as special advisor on poverty eradication and social development to the Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare. She continues to serve on international commissions and taskforces.
MultiChoice Namibia launched as a joint venture with Kalahari Holdings in February 1992 and is the oldest MultiChoice Joint Venture in the group.
General manager of MultiChoice Namibia Roger Gertze said: “Kalahari Holdings is a committed partner to MultiChoice and together we have built the partnership into an operation that keeps delivering quality service and entertainment to Namibians.
“We are delighted about the strong additions to the Board of MultiChoice Namibia. In line with our purpose of enriching lives, their extensive experience will be a great benefit to MultiChoice as we continue to actively contribute to the socio-economic development of Namibia through our business and corporate social investment activities”.
Further, Gertze expressed his highest esteem and utmost gratitude to the outgoing MultiChoice Namibia directors: Dr Kalumbi Shangula (outgoing chairman); Dr Elijah Ngurare and John Nauta (outgoing alternate director) for their guidance and support during their tenures.
Mungunda and Adv Gawanas will serve on the MultiChoice Board alongside fellow directors chief financial officer of MultiChoice Africa Hennie Visser; regional director of Southern Africa of MultiChoice Africa Patricia van Rooyen and Gertze.