Okongo Village leader eager to develop his area

09 Dec 2015 10:40am
ONGWEDIVA, 09 DEC (NAMPA) – The inaugural chairperson of the Okongo Village Council, Paulus Mwahanyekange has urged the government to guide the council in its development endeavours.
He was sworn-in last Friday.
“As the newly-established village council, we are expecting the central government to guide this infant council in its development programme and to provide us with necessary resources if we are to succeed in all our development endeavours,” Mwahanyekange stated.
Okongo is one of the settlements upgraded early this year to be administered by a five-member village council.
Mwahanyekange was the former Ohangwena regional councillor for the Okongo Constituency for the past 22 consecutive years and the chairperson of the Ohangwena Regional Council.
He told Nampa recently that he had laid the foundation for the Okongo Constituency’s development.
Mwahanyekange pointed out that most projects in the constituency such as the construction of 111 boreholes, 38 new schools, a clinic at Olukula village, electrification of five schools and proclamation of seven access roads have been realised in the constituency during his term of office.
He said that this time around he decided to be the leader of the team now entrusted to be in charge of the development of the Okongo village.
The council still has no administrative office and it is yet to appoint the village secretary.
Mwahanyekange is deputised by Jacobina Kayofa, while Jonas Nghinaunye, Saara Shiwayu and Lydia Hamakali are the other members of the council.
Members of the Okongo Village Council are all from the governing Swapo-party, because candidates from the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) and that of the DTA of Namibia could not win seats during the Local Authority Election held at that village on 27 November.
Okongo is situated in the east of the Ohangwena Region, about 100km from Eenhana, the regional capital.