“Having a skilled workforce is key in structuring a company so that it fulfills its goals of providing excellent services to the sector. We have also always had the youth in mind, providing employment opportunities, capacity building and skills transfer to them, ensuring that the excellent jobs we do will transcend time,” says Olavi Iita the Managing Director.
Iita possesses a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Science and Technology in Namibia, a Certificate in Project Management and is currently studying towards ACCA qualification through the University of London, United Kingdom.
He has extensive experience in the finance field and project management, which he amassed during his time with the Ministry of Safety and Security as an Accountant, the National Council, the Ministry of Finance, Roads Contractor Company and United Nations.
Of key note is his stint with the Roads Contractor Company where he was the Project Management Accountant 2003 to 2008, where he was responsible for the project funds management for the construction of the N$45 million road from Outapi to Tsandi and the upgrading of road to bitumen standard of the N$60 million stretch from Opuwo to Omakange.
“After that I worked for United Nation: FAO as Director of Administration and Finance where I did enhance the skills which I currently possess that have helped me steer the successful boat that is Omusati Construction. I have always envisioned that from these beginnings will come property and infrastructure diversification, which are on the cards for the expansion of the company. With the very competent and skilled team that we are, these future plans will indeed come to fruition,” Iita says.
The team is made up of civil engineers, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, building foremen and engineers-in-training with decades of experience combined, making up a staff of 50 people in total.
“We have persevered and done well so far in finishing our projects in the specified amount of time and with the quality we had set out. In spite of the challenge of access to funding and limited collateral, with the means we have we have sailed through. We still set out to empower the communities we work with and to later on diversify into logistics. With our focused team, these plans will be implemented,” Iita concludes.