The NBC has announced the appointment of Menesia Muinjo as its Chief News and Programming Officer as from the 1st September2014 on a five year contract.
Muinjo an industry veteran will be responsible for News and Current Affair on all NBC platforms, Content Hub, TV Services and Radio Services. Muinjo was amongst the first young journalists at the NBC that were awarded bursaries at the dawn of independence to study journalism.
Muinjo rose through the NBC Newsroom from the position of student reporter in 1991 to General Manager (GM) News and Current Affairs in 2003. She held the position for six years before she was appointed as GM Commercial Services in 2009 and later Head of Sales. She held this position until her current appointment. NBC’s Director-General, Albertus Aochamub has said that this appointment comes as recognition of Muinjo’s contribution over a number of years to NBC and the broadcast industry in general.
“We are supremely confident that Menesia is an asset to NBC and will help us move closer to becoming a multimedia public broadcaster of choice in Africa much faster than we anticipate. She is warmly congratulated,” he added.
Muinjo thanked the NBC Board and Senior Leadership Team for the trust to appoint her in one of the most key and challenging positions at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. Muinjo has various qualifications which include a National Diploma in Journalism from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, CPUT and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Institute of International Relations, IBR of Steinbeis University in Germany.