Rundu councillors hold first consultative meeting

20 Jan 2016 11:30am
RUNDU, 20 JAN (NAMPA) - Newly elected Local Authority Councillors for Rundu Town Council Monday held their first consultative meeting to exchange views on cooperation for the team to steer Rundu towards social economic development.
Opening the meeting, Regional Councillor for Rundu Urban Constituency, Victoria Kauma said she is confident that the votes given to them during elections last year is a sign of trust in them by the people of Rundu.
“This platform will give my office and Rundu Town Council the opportunity to share views on further cooperation,” she said.
As partners in development, Kauma said the platform is for her constituency and the regional council to unite and build a common understanding in order to promote economic growth and sustainable development.
“It is important to come together as politicians rendering service to people to look at how we can work together for the good of the community.”
Consultation, the regional councillor said, is very important to her, suggesting that such a meeting with fellow councillors should at least take place once every month to monitor progress.
Although she is only a few weeks in office, Kauma said one of the greatest challenges in her constituency is poverty, which she said is the first issue they would like to tackle head on, followed by water issues, electricity and the maintenance of roads.
To make sure that nobody is excluded, one of President Hage Geingob’s paradigms of governance, Kauma has drafted a visitation program to various informal settlements in Rundu, which will start on Tuesday and run until the 05 February 2016.
Her first stop will be Kaisosi informal settlement where she will meet with community members at Kasosi Clinic to listen to their grievances and hear their opinions of the way forward.