On the Move
Bohitile: Still moving
By Dorcas Mhungu - August 2011
WHEN the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino appointed Clara Bohitile as a board member recently she was not breaking new ground but plunging into a pool of familiar waters as she bagged the fifth board member position that she will serve for the next three years.
The Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino is a state-owned four star 152-room hotel with an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool and a river, roll ball and casino.
Commenting on her new appointment Bohitile says, “This is another opportunity to serve and to make a difference and to also make our male counterparts realise that we can do it. As a board member, you give leadership, guidance, and one must be prepared to guide and to supervise management and staff to ensure finances are well managed and that the money is spent on intended purposes, that is what I will strive to do and also accomplish”.
She says the hotel is strategically located and its being on the periphery of the city contributes to its ambience and makes it an ideal hotel for tourists and guests who want to relax. Bohitile says she is happy that management of the hotel has improved a lot and its financial position with it.
Considering the number of other boards that she sits on, Bohitile was just being modest when she said, “I am not sure how I qualified to be appointed a board member. Windhoek Country Club is a parastatal and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism appoints the board members. I cannot say what made them choose me.”
The former Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Sport and Culture as well as Finance, proudly retraces her footsteps from school going age, “I was born in Windhoek many years ago and the most interesting thing many people ask is how the city girl became a passionate farmer.”
Bohitile went to school in Old Location at the Catholic School and later moved to Gunichas Roman Catholic School in Omaheke.
She proceeded to Dobra High School and when she completed High School she enrolled at Tshiye edCollege in South Africa where she studied Home Economics.
Bohitile’s thirst for education was not quenched and after graduating from Tshiye College, she furthered her studies at Vista University in South Africa for specialized training in Home Economics and English. Back home, Bohitile got a teaching post at Shifidi Secondary School in Katutura.
When it was time to move on, Bohitile joined ...
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