02 Oct 2014 11:30am
WALVIS BAY, 02 OCT (NAMPA) Walvis Bay deputy mayor Benson Uakumbua has called on drivers and pedestrians to be extra cautious on the roads.
He said this at the ordinary council meeting at the municipal chambers here on Tuesday.
It is hardly unlikely that one reads our local papers without reading about a road accident having taken place in our town, or on the road between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.
I would, therefore, like to call on all drivers and pedestrians alike to be extra alert when using public roads to avoid becoming victims of road accidents, he stressed.
Last weekend alone, seven people died in motor-vehicle accidents on the roads between Karibib and Usakos, Swakopmund and Henties Bay as well as between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.
Uakumbua also stated that it is disheartening to learn that thieves attempted to take advantage of a power outage by breaking into businesses and private properties here.
Four suspects were arrested by the police, and charged with theft last week.
The suspects took advantage of the power outage experienced in Walvis Bay to break into the local Ellerines furniture shop.
They allegedly stole items such as television sets and sound systems worth N.dollars 87 000.
It is such elements that we do not need to live freely amongst the society of Walvis Bay. I wish to applaud the swift reaction of the Namibian Police and other parties involved, he added.
Uakumbua noted that crime, especially murders and assaults, appear to be on the increase as well.
As Namibians, we all need to respect the importance and value of human life, and the fact that the right to life is protected under our constitution.
As such, we must remain on alert and notify the police of all criminal activities or elements whom we encounter on a daily basis in order to prevent misfortune, the deputy mayor advised.
He also made use of the opportunity to pledge the councils commitment to making Walvis Bay an ideal place to live, play and do business in.