WINDHOEK: The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Director-General Albertus Aochamub has been re-elected for a second term as the President of the Southern African Broadcasting Association (SABA).
He will serve another two years at the helm of the regional organisation.
Other members of the board are Ricardo Malate from Mozambique, Lenny Shoulder from Swaziland, Antoine Onezime from Seychelles, Clement Mshana from Tanzania, Helder Baber Dos Santos from Angola and Dada Ngwasa from Lesotho.
Addressing the three-day 20th SABA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) here on Tuesday, Aochamub said the election took place here on Monday already.
He said the meeting also discussed the issue of a lack of funding, and whether countries will be able to meet the set target of December 2013, in migrating from analogue to digital broadcasting.
The Roadmap for Digital Broadcasting in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) sets the end of December 2013 as the regional deadline and 2015 for the switchover globally.
The preparation for the migration is requiring SADC member states to ensure acceptability, adaptability, interoperability and compatibility to all.
SABA is a section 21 company, which was established in November 1993 in Gaborone, Botswana, to forge cooperation among public service broadcasters.
The organisation also works to enhance professionalism and credibility among public service broadcasters and other media houses in Southern Africa, in order to duly serve all its members and the regional populace.
The 21st SABA AGM will be held in Tanzania next year.