The fourth of the eight critical elements of a State’s safety oversight system is:
CE-4. Technical personnel qualification and training. The establishment of minimum knowledge and experience requirements for the technical personnel performing safety oversight functions and the provision of appropriate training to maintain and enhance their competence at the desired level. The training should include initial and recurrent (periodic) training. (ICAO Doc 9734)
The satisfactory execution of the various functions of the DCA depends to a large extent on the inspectors’ capability. ICAO puts it like this; “Ideally, technical personnel should be at least as qualified as the personnel to be inspected or supervised”.
One of the main tasks for the ICAO staff in Namibia is to assist in this field; with the recruitment and training of the staff at DCA involved in safety oversight.
Within DCA there are inspectors and other staff in different areas. Some of these are:
Inspector Onesmus Kaukungwa
Inspector Daniel Matengu
Inspector Peterson Tjitemisa
Inspector Isak Hamunyela
Acting Chief Inspector Julian Gouws
Inspector Chrizelda George
Inspector Grame van Niekerk
Chief Clerk Chris Meroro