Swakopmund taxis to get identification numbers

01 Sep 2016 17:50pm
SWAKOPMUND, 01 SEP (NAMPA) - The Swakopmund Municipality has adopted a decision to mark registered taxis in the same way Windhoek does.
Town mayor Paulina Nashilundo made the announcement at the ordinary council meeting on Wednesday.
She said the more than 300 taxis will be given unique identification numbers from next week.
“This method will reduce illegal taxi operations and eliminate illegal operators. The exercise will also enable council to have a proper database of the legal taxis.”
The mayor further said safety and security remain a concern at the coastal town, thus her request to community members to work closely with the police by reporting criminal activities.
“Anybody engaging in criminal activities should refrain from doing so. We should rather focus on peace, stability and the development of our country.”
Nashilundo also had a message for school-going children, saying they should avoid alcohol and drug use to focus on productive activities such as education and sport.
The mayor noted that the Swakopmund youth office is running programmes to develop young people and help them engage in various activities such as businesses to prepare for a better future.
She encouraged young people to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the office.