08 Dec 2016 17:20pm
RUNDU, 08 DEC (NAMPA) Erastus Kandjimi was elected for a second term as Nkurenkuru mayor last Friday.
His deputy, Katrina Hamukwaya, was also re-elected, while Bernadine Haukwambi, Reino Haruwodi, Angelius Liveve remain members of the management committee.
Lucia Pashu and Olavi Iihemba returned as ordinary council members.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony, Kandjimi expressed gratitude for the cooperation and good understanding received during her first term.
I promised and assure the residents that in the execution of my roles and responsibilities, I will plan with the people and not plan for the people, he said.
Listing the achievements realised in 2016, Kandjimi said the servicing of Nkurenkuru Extension 3 was completed, including connections of water and construction of sewerage system and pump station, and roads at a cost of N.dollars 19 million.
Roads were also re-gravelled with the assistance of the Road Administration Fund.
Businesses complexes were constructed which led to services such as NaTIS, Welwitchia University and Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust coming to the town.
He said challenges facing the council are limited funds for capital projects.
Another challenge is unemployment among the youth, the increase in orphans and vulnerable children as well as teenage pregnancy that is hindering the development and growth of the town.
Kandjimi called on inhabitants to work together with council in order to address some of these challenges for the betterment of the town and the region in general.