Oshakati Town Council transfers NBC assets

19 Jun 2015 12:20pm
OSHAKATI, 19 JUN (NAMPA) – The Oshakati Town Council has finally transferred all assets belonging to the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) at the town to the national broadcaster.
The three key assets include the NBC office building, housing units and the plot where the corporation’s broadcasting tower is located at Oshakati east.
Oshakati Town Council Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Werner Iita officially transferred the properties at an event attended by NBC Director-General Albertus Aochamub on Wednesday.
Iita explained that the management of the national broadcaster applied to the Oshakati Town Council to have all Oshakati properties which belonged to it before Independence in 1990, transferred.
“All properties which belonged to the NBC before independence, are now transferred from the council without any cost,” he said.
Speaking at the same event, Aochamub said the NBC asset transfer has been on the agenda of both the Oshakati Town Council and the NBC for years.
Aochamub pointed out that the transfer of the said properties is done in a similar manner as the Oshakati Town Council transferring assets that belonged to other institutions at the town before the country obtained its independence.
The NBC Director-General stated that the corporation will put the transferred properties to good use, adding that it has no intention to sell them at this stage.
However, Aochamub indicated that the corporation is planning to develop its Oshakati office building into a modern facility where office space will be available for rent.
The manager of the NBC Oshakati offices, Helen Shiimbi and the Oshakati Town COuncil’s property manager Orestus Shilunga also attended the event.