Re-elected Ongwediva mayor dedicates position to Castro

03 Dec 2016 11:00am
ONGWEDIVA, 03 DEC (NAMPA) - Re-elected Ongwediva Mayor Angelina Angula has dedicated her position to former Cuban President Fidel Castro when she was sworn in on Friday.
Castro died at the age of 90 last Friday.
Angula, who will be serving her second term since her first election last year, expressed her gratitude to Castro and founding President Sam Nujoma, saying it is due to their hard work that she is where she is today.
“This man (Castro) ensured that we received the type of education we needed during the liberation struggle and despite being foreigners, we were welcomed in Cuba,” she said.
Angula also said she would continue advocating for teamwork between the administration and councillors, as well as the community of Ongwediva in their quest to improve the livelihood of all Ongwediva inhabitants.
“The development of this town requires collective effort from both the community and the council,” she said.
The mayor noted that the council is aware that land delivery is critical in Namibia, and will therefore work hard to make serviced land available for all, but especially for people with low incomes.
The servicing of land at Efidi Omulunga (Efidi Proper) is progressing well and council anticipates to allocate plots during the 2017/18 financial year. It will also commence with the servicing of Extension 19 once funds are available.
Other councillors who retained their positions are Gerson Asino as deputy mayor, Naemi Amuthenu as chairperson of the management committee (MC), Malakia Petrus, Ulalia Nghilongwa, and Johannes Shitundeni as members of the MC .