Sports commission launches strategic plan


The Namibia Sports Commission launched its 2018-2022 strategic plan at its headquarters in Windhoek today.


The plan articulates key strategies the commission will put in place to strengthen its positioning, operations and performance potential for Namibia to become an excellent sporting nation, the chairperson of NSC board, Joel Matheus said at the occasion.


“The NSC strategic plan emanated from the ministry of sports' strategic vision and plan, hence, it will be cascaded to the federations and NSC affiliates as a living document that will guide and direct their operations. It was endorsed in August this year and will run until 2022. This strategic plan is in line with the NDP 5 and the Harambee Prosperity Plan to ensure that sports as per the country’s vision contribute to employment creation by at least 2%.”


“Last year the NSC had a short term vision that guided the organisation until the approval of strategic plan in 2018. The NSC provides a blueprint upon which sports will be nurtured and promoted over the period. It promotes partnership between the stakeholders in sport, private sector and the government to accelerate achievement of long term sustainable outcomes of sports in the country,” he said.


Speaking at the occasion, Monica Shapwa, commissioner of NSC said that the plan takes into account the challenges and opportunities within the current operating environment and much effort was put to link it with the national development agendas.


“On behalf of the NSC it is with humbleness and gratitude that I  thank all the senior managementss and a core group of board members who were tasked with developing and executing the strategic planning process and set clearly defined outcome-focused objectives.”


“They were instrumental in the development of the documents and all our stakeholders who contributed toward the development of this important strategic document,” she said.