Aroab Village Council awarded

30 Oct 2016 15:00pm
AROAB, 30 OCT (NAMPA) – The Aroab Village Council on Friday received an award for the high maintenance standard of its government-allocated fire truck.
The council came out tops out of 23 participating local authorities in the country in an assessment done by private South African firm, Marce South Africa which is contracted by the Namibian government to supply and service the fire trucks.
Marce representative, Hennie Coetzer, handed over awards to fireman Abraham Rooi and the village council.
“This certificate may seem like just a piece of paper, but to the council, it is another piece in the puzzle of success,” village secretary Elsa Laubscher said upon receiving the award.
Firemen Rooi told Nampa that so far this year, the fire department, staffed by two people, put out three fires.
“One had a casualty; the other two were not very serious. Ever since we got the truck five years ago, fire casualties decreased, because we are able to get to scenes fast with the help of the community.”
The council is in the process of establishing a fire station at the village. The fire department currently operates from the village council.
The Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN) was also supposed to hand over an award of good governance to the village council at the same occasion.
“However, due to other commitments, representatives of ALAN and the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development were unable to attend,” Laubscher announced.