New NCD city manager sworn-in

Newly appointed City Manager, Bernard Kipit, is ready to take on the task of managing the National Capital District Commission.

Kipit made the undertaking after he was officially sworn into office at City Hall today.

He took the oath of loyalty and the office of the City Manager before Senior Magistrate Tracey Ganaii in a small ceremony witnessed by the executive management and line managers of the Commission.

The City Manager said after the ceremony that the task will not be easy, managing over 700 employees from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

But he is confident that everyone knows their roles and responsibilities to perform their tasks well and looks forward to working with them for the betterment of the organisation and the Capital City as a whole.

He said the Commission’s main objective is to implement the decision of the Governor and the NCDC Board to ensure services are delivered successfully in order to achieve its vision and mission, as per the NCDC Act 2001.

“I’ve been here before and have managed different people, I hope we can learn more of each other and work together,” he said.

The City Manager says he will ensure there is a strong team in place at the management level that would trickle down the structure to ensure everyone is on their toes to perform their jobs well.

“Everything starts as of today,” declares Kipit in his brief speech, adding his first official meeting starts with the executive management immediately after the swearing-in. He will also be issuing several orders and instructions shortly to raise expectations.

“I look forward to working with you all to make NCDC a great organisation,” said the City Manager.

A civil engineer by profession, this will be Kipit’s second stint as City Manager, having served in the position from 2000 to 2005.

Press release