Residents should not fall prey to cheap politicking: Kazapua

26 Jul 2015 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JUL (NAMPA) – Windhoek Mayor, Muesee Kazapua has called on residents not to fall prey to “cheap politicking at the expense of real issues affecting society”.
He said this after the leader of the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement, Job Amupanda stormed into his office to hand over a receipt to Okeri Uremena – a resident who was served with a notice of eviction from the municipality for outstanding bills earlier last week.
The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Television news bulletin on Wednesday evening highlighted Uremena’s plight, especially her inability to settle her debt on her property in Otjomuise residential area.
The AR on Thursday then made a payment of N.dollars 13 100 to the municipal office in the capital on behalf of Uremena.
Kazapua said during a media conference late Thursday afternoon the City Council is not against citizens coming to the aid of others in their time of need, neither is it against individual ideologies, but like every institution, the city has procedures that need to be followed when a citizen wants to be attended to in its offices.
“It is true, there is a genuine agenda on land which can only be addressed through genuine processes. However, I also believe that the concerns of our citizens come first, hence upon our realisation that Uremenea is physically challenged, we recommended her to be assisted through the different schemes the council has adopted for such cases,” he said.
Kazapua said the while he was engaging with Uremena earlier that Thursday morning, an AR delegation with cameras in tow stormed into his office and attempted to hand Uremena the receipt, in the middle of their conversation.
“I cannot condone such disrespectfulness of the Office of the Mayor and ordered him out, as Amupanda failed even to recognise my presence,” he said.
The AR in February this year gave the government until 31 July 2015 to allocate land to all landless Namibians, or else face a mass land grab.
However, the two parties agreed on Friday during a meeting that was chaired by President Hage Geingob that the government will amongst others immediately embark on a nationwide project to service 200 000 plots countrywide.