Oshakati to expand municipal services - Shilunga

09 Dec 2014 10:50am
OSHAKATI, 09 DEC (NAMPA) – Oshakati mayor Onesmus Shilunga says he will continue to work with determination and vigour to ensure that his council delivers all the required services to town residents.
Shilunga said this in his acceptance speech last Friday, shortly after the seven-member town council re-elected him as their political head for the next 12 months.
“As we are heading towards the end of our tenure, the community is busy evaluating what we have done since the beginning of our work here,” he said to his fellow councillors.
He would also like to see that members of his council leave behind a good legacy of hard work during their terms in office since 2010.
“The community of Oshakati should keep in contact with the council to accord us the support we need to execute our duties,” Shilunga urged.
The Oshakati town mayor then pledged his council’s continued hard work and commitment towards service delivery for the benefit of the town’s residents.
The mayor noted that the local authority has been providing all the essential services within the parameters of its limited resources, and will continue to do the same.
He furthermore promised Oshakati residents that the year 2015 will see an expansion in the delivery of services to the community.
Shilunga used the same platform to appeal to the town’s residents to improve their payments of municipal bills, and to settle their accounts timeously so as to enable the council to expand municipal services.
All the residents were also urged to keep Oshakati clean.
“Let us create a spirit of cleanliness in Oshakati. This must go along with efforts to keep animals from roaming around in the town,” Shilunga noted.
All members of the Oshakati Town Council retained their positions, with Ndamononghenda Hamunyela remaining the town’s deputy mayor position for the year 2015.
Gabriel Kamwanka retained his position as the chairperson of the town’s management committee, and will be deputised by Johannes Shilongo.
Loise Shivolo is a member of the three-man management committee, while former town mayor Katrina Shimbulu and Ronny Petrus remain ordinary members of the council.
Six members of the Oshakati Town Council are from the ruling Swapo-Party, while Ronny Petrus is from the opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP).