20 Mar 2015 09:50am
WINDHOEK, 20 MAR (NAMPA)- Outgoing Governor of the Khomas Region Laura Mcleod-Katjirua said she is ready to take up her next official position as a Member of the sixth Parliament (MP) with loyalty and patriotism. She will with other MPs be sworn in and take Oath of Office on Friday 20 March 2015.
Speaking during her farewell party at Parliament on Thursday, Mcleod-Katjirua said she was aware of the daunting tasks to accomplish when she joined Council in 2012.
I have accepted my task without fear or hesitation and with full confidence, and I am leaving my Governor office with pride, satisfaction, confidence and sound conviction that I have served the mandated purpose, she said.
Mcleod-Katjirua said she and her office have set the tone, championed the goal and objective in terms of the vision and mission, and travelled the path to meet her expectation of her call of duty.
We have collectively made the needed inroads and our humble collective development endeavours have made a significant and tangible impact on our common course of development, she stated.
She noted that Council must take collective ownership of their successes and achievements as well as learn from their setbacks and challenges.
Our setbacks must be our strategic lessons for future development endeavours, and all our collected experience and expertise must be our reliable seal of maturity and preparedness to be ever-ready for our further obligation of development, she said.
Also speaking at the farewell party, Chairperson of the Khomas Regional Council Zulu Shitongeni said Mcleod-Katjirua has ever since her appointment played a distinctive role in promoting peace and stability in the region, and contributed to efforts to fight poverty and unemployment, as well as improving living standards of people in her region.
He said the outgoing governor has never been shy to speak about the challenges in her region, and has highlighted the acute shortage of serviced land and affordable housing in Windhoek.
Outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba transferred Mcleod-Katjirua from the governorship of the Omaheke Region to the Khomas after she was elected Deputy Secretary General of the Swapo party on December 2, 2012. She served as Omaheke Governor since November 2001.