On Wednesday, 14 March 2018, SARPA Namibia Branch held its first branch meeting in Namibia. SARPA was founded in 1997 in South Africa and its mandate is to promote the exchange of information and finding of solutions in protecting the income and assets of utilities against pilfering, misapplication and misappropriation.
The re-launching of the SARPA Branch in Namibia is really a milestone. SARPA Namibia members are made up of electricity utilities, municipalities, contractors and consultants involved in the field of revenue protection and management. The new committee consisting of Gunther Thiel (Erongo RED), Charles Sinvula (City of Windhoek), Lilian Smit (Erongo RED) and Struan Steele (Affiliate member) were also appointed at the same meeting.
Apart from promoting exchange of information and sharing of new ideas, the new committee will strive to expose its members to new trends in revenue protection and management through training. The main objectives of the training is to equip the members with overall understanding of the revenue protection as well as standards, in order to assist them to effectively manage their revenues collection and protection mechanism.