Veico calls for speedy implementation of CoW projects

01 Sep 2015 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 01 SEP (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) Deputy Mayor, Mwadhina Hangapo Veico has called for the speedy implementation of budgeted projects for 2015/2016 financial year.
Veico voiced concerns during the CoW monthly council meeting in the capital on Monday, stating that all budgeted projects should be implemented through the established committees on the eight focal developmental points of the Mayoral Agenda of 2015.
The Mayoral Agenda of 2015 focuses on areas such as the provision of basic services in under-serviced areas; affordable housing; promoting economic development; the improvement of systems of operations and performance; the clean city initiative; land delivery; the corporate social responsibility and public participation; and consultative governance.
“As political leaders of the City, we must pursue the successful completion of these projects with vigour, so as to deliver on our promises to the residents. We must push all the engines ahead, so that come the end of financial year, all the projects budgeted for are either completed or under-way,” Veico emphasised.
The deputy mayor stressed that this requires teamwork and concerted efforts from all councillors and CoW management team, whom they have entrusted with the day-to-day administration of the City's affairs.
A number of projects budgeted for the period under review include the upgrade of block sewers, extending the tarred section of the Otjomuise road, upgrading existing traffic lights, and replacing old sewers among others.
The CoW in July tabled its budget estimate of N.dollars 4.04 billion for 2015/2016 financial year, of which N.dollars 383 million was allocated for capital projects and N.dollars 3.66 billion allocated for operational expenses.