THE move to activate and functionalize a directorate that will house the majority of the decentralized Ministries has been opposed by regional council chairperson, Andreas Uutoni.
This is in response to a proposal made by Andreas Amundjindi from the Regional Council for Uukwiyuushona constituency to decentralize the majority of the ministry by appointing acting directors while the finances are made available.
According to Amundjindi, this will free up the directorate of planning from having to handle the delegated functions and allow it to concentrate on more on its primary responsibilities, which is to plan for regional growth.
“Once the inactive directorate activates, the qualifying staff members might serve, even on a rotating basis as interim directors of this directorate till the budget becomes available for permanent filling,” he advised.
The director (Grade 3) post alone, according to Uutoni, requires a minimum of N$700 000 in staff costs, and the moratorium mandates that if the regional council wants to fill this position, it must be done through a compensatory reduction.