08 May 2015 16:40pm
OTJIWARONGO, 08 MAY (NAMPA) Okahandja constituency councillor, Steve Biko Boois was on Friday sworn in as the new Otjozondjupa Regional Council chairperson, replacing former chairperson Otto Ipinge.
Ipinge, who was also the Otjiwarongo constituency councillor, was in April this year appointed to the position of Governor for Otjozondjupa Region by President Hage Geingob.
The swearing-in ceremony for Boois took place at the Otjiwarongo Town Council Chambers on Friday morning.
Boois was nominated by the Omatako constituency councillor, Isaskar Kaujeua and seconded by Grootfontein constituency councillor Nelao Amagulu.
The seven regional councillors then unanimously endorsed him as their chairperson.
It was also at the same occasion where Amagulu was nominated to become a member of the Otjozondjupa Regional Councils Management Committee.
Amagulu was nominated by the Otavi Regional constituency councillor, Ndapewa Nambili and seconded by the Tsumkwe constituency councillor Francina Hishekwa-Ghauz.
The Otjiwarongo Magistrate, Conchita Olivier in the presence of Ipinge, swore in the two councillors.
The Otjozondjupa Region has seven regional constituencies such as Okahandja for Boois, Omatako for Kaujeua; Otavi for Nambili, Tsumkwe for Hishekwa-Ghauz; Grootfontein for Amagulu and Okakarara constituency for Vetaruhe Kandorozu.
Residents of Otjiwarongo Constituency, which was for Ipinge, are expected to cast their votes in the by-election to elect their new constituency councillor on 09 July this year.
Six constituencies in the region are under the Swapo-Party, besides Okakarara, which is under the National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO).
All regional constituency councillors were present at the swearing-in ceremony.