Okahandja town council under investigation

18 Feb 2015 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 18 FEB (NAMPA) – Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Minister Charles Namoloh has expressed dissatisfaction over the Okahandja town council, which is currently under investigation.
He made this view known during a media briefing here on Wednesday to address various issues in his ministry, such as investigations over particular local authorities.
The minister’s dissatisfaction came to the fore during a question-and-answer session with media practitioners, who wanted to know why he had councillors of the Omaruru Town Council suspended some years ago.
Looking at the similarities of issues and concerns in the Omaruru Town Council and those of the Okahandja Town Council, the media questioned why drastic measures were not taken in the latter case too.
Namoloh said the case of the Omaruru Town Council was a matter of the councillors not being willing to do their jobs and not wanting to attend to pending matters, adding that the only thing they were good at was to demand for more money and then misusing these funds.
He said it was only through media reports that he had learned about demonstrations by people residing in Okahandja, adding that he cannot act upon it because the local authority of Okahandja has not yet made any claims to him.
Forensic auditors are, however, currently busy in that town, situated some 70 kilometres from the capital.