Omusati Region's Tsandi settlement gets village council

08 Dec 2015 07:40am
TSANDI, 08 DEC (NAMPA) – Members of the newly established Tsandi Village Council in the Omusati Region were on Friday sworn in as the first-ever political office bearers of that village.
All five members of the village council are from the governing Swapo party and they were elected unopposed during the Local Authority (LA) Election held on 27 November.
No other political party participated in the LA Election at that village.
A retired administrative officer of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN), Tuuliki Uule was elected as the inaugural chairperson of the Tsandi Village Council during the swearing-in held at the village on Friday.
The magistrate for the Omusati Region, Liwena Walter Mikiti presided over the swearing-in ceremony.
Uule is to be deputised by Gabriel Iikela, who is the coordinator of the Omusati Region’s Community Learning and Development Centre of the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture’s Life-Long Learning Division.
Selma Kadhila, Tobias Shekunyenge and Loide Shikulo are the other members of the council.
“In previous years, a lot has been achieved and the village is developing rapidly, which has improved the living standard of our residents,” Uule said while delivering her acceptance speech.
She applauded the Omusati Regional Council for administering the transformation of the Tsandi settlement into a village.
Uule appealed to members of her council to ensure that residents of the town have access to basic services such as water, electricity and a sewer system.
“I believe it’s very important for us to implement the best approach of collecting revenue as this will enable us to have sufficient funds to provide such services,” she said.
Tsandi was proclaimed a village council on 30 April this year.