WINDHOEK: The State-owned Enterprises Governance (SOEG) Council yesterday engaged stakeholders to discuss the principles, policy frameworks and directives for SOEs in Namibia.
The SOEG Council is a juristic entity with the mandate and responsibility to provide oversight in respect of all SOEs in Namibia.
Speaking at a one-day State-owned entities workshop held at a local hotel yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku said the gathering is an attempt and continuous search for better mechanisms which will enable SOEs in Namibia to improve service delivery.
He said the gathering will also require change of attitude by management and all in charge of operations of such entities, including the SOEG Council, adding that the public demands open and transparent institutions in exchange of their trust and confidence, both in the business entities and its managers.
He said individual customers, communities and the society at large are becoming more and more aware of their rights to receive quality services, thus public and business entities alike should grow out of the comfort of business as usual.
On his part, Deputy Director for Economics and Public Administration in the SOEG Council Secretariat, Richard Kakona, said in order to effect the full implementation of the SOE Governance Act No 2 of 2006, principles, policy frameworks and directives have to be developed and put in place.