Jankowski calls for investment in Rehoboth

10 Jun 2013 05:00
REHOBOTH, 10 JUN (NAMPA) - The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rehoboth Town Council has called on local and international investors to invest in this town in the Hardap Region, and to create employment for young people.
Theo Jankowski made the call in an interview with Nampa on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Namibia Traffic Information System (NaTIS) centre here on Friday.
?The unemployment rate in Rehoboth is very high, and residents cannot afford to pay basic services such as water and electricity,? he noted.
The CEO said plans are in the pipeline for the construction of a new shopping centre at the town, adding that he hopes it will provide jobs for many residents during the construction phase, and upon completion.
It is also hoped that a number of other planned projects will boost the town?s economy, such as the construction of an Information Technology (IT) centre.
Jankowski further stated that one highlight is that the crime rate is steadily reducing because of the commitment of the Namibia Police here.
The town council has in addition made progress with the upgrading of roads, and the construction of gravel roads in the informal settlements.
Government has availed about N.dollars 7,7 million for the 2013/2014 financial year for the installation of sewerage systems and electricity supply in over 200 houses here.
?We appreciate Government's assistance, and we will make sure that the money is used for the intended purposes,? he added.