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The Maun Kgotla recently played host to a crucial gathering as representatives from the Nhabe Museum addressed the public regarding the appointment of a new board.
Tshematshe Monwela, the Chairperson of Nhabe Museum expressed that the primary goal of the meeting was to involve the public in the election and promotion of individuals to the board.
Monwela emphasised the significance of transparency, stating that the election process was presented to the public to demonstrate Nhabe Museum’s commitment to openness and their ultimate responsibility to the community.
Tumelo Thutuka, the curator from the Nhabe Museum, highlighted that the incoming board members would serve the public by expanding the museum’s outreach efforts to showcase its belonging to the Ngamiland region.
During the Kgotla meeting, Thutuka coordinated an address explaining the election process for the interim board candidates. The public was invited to nominate candidates from within the gathering on the day, resulting in the election of 11 members after thorough deliberations.
Thutuka clarified that the elected representatives would undergo further screening based on specific criteria, including a minimum O’level qualification and background checks to ensure a clean record. Following these processes, out of the initial 11 elected only six candidates would be added to the Nhabe Board of Trustees, assuming their roles for a two-year term.
Expressing optimism, Thutuka shared his hope that, within the allocated timeframe, the museum would address its core issues. He aspired for Nhabe Museum to stand as a proud archive of Ngamiland’s past, capable of participating seamlessly with other stakeholders. Thuthuka’s ultimate goal would be to transform the museum into a beacon of pride for the people of Ngamiland. As the board assumes its responsibilities, it aims to rectify existing challenges and position the museum as a valuable asset in the region.