Namport grew immensely in decade with /Uirab

14 Apr 2019 14:40pm
WALVIS BAY, 14 APR (NAMPA) – The Namport brand has over the past 10 years become a household name across Namibia and amongst the port community worldwide.
With Bisey /Uirab as its chief executive officer since 2009, the port authority’s balance sheet grew from below N.dollars 2 billion to over N.dollars 7 billion, employment figures doubled from around 500 employees to around 1 000 employees, while revenue also doubled from around N.dollars 500 million to over N.dollars 1 billion per annum.
These were some of the highlights mentioned during the outgoing CEO’s farewell party over the weekend in Walvis Bay.
/Uirab, who is ending his tenure at Namport at the end of April, attributed all the company’s successes to the immense contribution of its employees, board of directors and stakeholders.
“The ports and logistics industry continues to play a key role in the development of our economy and over the years, we have all religiously joined hands towards ensuring that we deliver to the nation’s satisfaction,” he said.
According to recently released Bank of Namibia reports, in 2018 sea transport in Namibia accounted for 59 per cent of the value of total exports equivalent to N.dollars 54.9 billion and 35 per cent of the value of total imports amounting to N.dollars 39 billion.
During his emotional farewell message, /Uirab thanked the people and organisations who enabled him to serve the ports authority to the best of his ability.
“What a journey the 10 years has been. We should be proud of what we do in the industry and I know we can do even better,” he urged.
Other speakers during the event described /Uirab as a committed and focused man, who always strived to steer his team in the right direction as well as advocated for Africanism.
Namport manager Ipupa Kasheeta said the outgoing CEO was a man of his word who has flair and ability.
The Erongo Governor’s Special Advisor, Bobby Kandjala in her message also commended /Uirab for his immense contribution to Namport and congratulated him on his new role.
/Uirab was earlier this year appointed as the new CEO of the Namibian Airports Company and is expected to commence duties as from 01 May 2019.