Delimitation Commission hands over report to Pohamba

04 Jul 2013 06:10
WINDHOEK, 04 JUL (NAMPA) - The Fourth Delimitation Commission of Namibia has finished its work, and handed over its report to the Namibian President here on Thursday within the given timeframe of six months from the day of commissioning on 07 January this year.
The chairperson of the Delimitation Commission, Judge Alfred Siboleka, accompanied by the two other commissioners Dr Zedekia Ngavirue and Dr Jonathan Steytler handed over the report to President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House this morning.
Ngavirue is a former chairperson of the National Council for Higher Education, and Steytler is the Statistician-General of Namibia.
Siboleka said the commissioners visited all 13 regions of the country and conducted consultative meetings with people at grassroots level; listened to them; understanding what they want, how they want it and why; and compiled this in the form of a report.
The Delimitation Commission is a three-member body appointed by the president to make suggestions as to how Namibia should be administratively divided, considering only geographical changes like population growth and migration, but not discriminating along ethnic lines.
The Commission also considered factors such as regions? infrastructure, resources and means of communication; socio-economic characteristics and circumstances the boundaries of districts; and the areas of local authorities and settlement areas.