LIMPOPO; POLOKWANE: The Limpopo Tourism Agency Board is excited to announce Mr. Moses Ngobeni as its new Chief Executive Officer for the next five years starting from the 24 th November 2022. This was announced on behalf of the LTA Board by the Chairperson, Mr. Andrew Dipela, at the Agency’s Offices this morning, 28 November 2022. The Board Chairperson emphasized that the Agency has ended the acting capacity of various positions affected by the lack of the CEO in the Agency, which has been its worry for some time. He said, “We have been with Mr. Ngobeni for twelve (12) months as our Acting CEO and we felt he should be given time to complete what he has started. We are excited to work with him again and optimistic he will take the Agency to greater heights by ensuring that Limpopo reclaims its highest spot as the most visited destination in the country. It is this extensive experience that Mr. Ngobeni possesses that made us conclude he is the relevant candidate for the job”. Mr. Moss Ngobeni is not a newcomer in the tourism circles as he was the first Head of Marketing of the former Norther Province’s Tourism and Parks Board in 1994, which later became Limpopo Tourism and Parks in the advent of democracy until 2004. In 2004, he returned to the Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) as a Senior Manager in the tourism wing, from which he was seconded to assist in the establishment of Limpopo Tourism and Parks Board then. Mr. Ngobeni will be known for several programmes in the department such as managing, Limpopo Marula Festival, one of the major flagship events of the province. He continues to lead major programmes even amidst the outbreak of Covid-19 such as recovery plan to assist the tourism sector to be back on its feet again. Ngobeni brings with him impeccable experience from various portfolios including his previous position as Director Tourism Planning and Development and his former acting capacity as Interim Chief Executive Officer at the former Northern Province Tourism Board as a marketer and Interim CEO. Ngobeni as a new CEO holds a variety of qualifications such as BA Degree with the University of Limpopo (Formerly University of the North), Higher Education Diploma from UNISA, Diploma in Economic Development Management, from Galillee College (Israel), Course in Introduction to Marketing Management, from UNISA and Executive Management Programme from Turfloop School of Leadership. In his response Ngobeni said, “I am excited to be back here again and wish to thank the LTA Board for believing in me. I will not disappoint, as I know the obligation ahead of me is huge, but I will be with this hard-working team of executives to take this organization to another level. I am also excited that I join the entity at a better LTA Announces its Newly Appointed CEO Page 2 time after the negative impact of COVID-19, which was not only our country’s challenge but a worldwide scourge. With the festive season upon us, and so many massive events taking place in the province, I am confident destination Limpopo can surge through to grab its top spot in the country again”.