/Hai-/Khaua envisions development

30 Apr 2017 18:30pm
By Patience Smith
BERSEBA, 30 APR (NAMPA) – Captain Johannes Isaack of the /Hai-/Khaua Traditional Authority (TA) on Saturday assured his clan that council is hard at work to change the fortunes of the impoverished Berseba community.
In a well-received speech at the TA’s sixth annual /Hai-/Khaua Festival in Berseba, Isaack said his council over the last year embarked on engagements with relevant stakeholders, which hopefully soon would bear fruit.
“We spoke to various captains of industry, stakeholders and government ministries we believe would bring significant change in the plight of our people,” he said.
Particular engagements were with Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa to discuss future interests in the Neckartal Dam located in the Berseba Constituency.
The council also met with Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb to discuss road infrastructure in the constituency.
“That discussion was very fruitful and gave us hope for the future,” Isaack said.
The TA meanwhile identified and appointed young people in the clan’s seven wards as junior councillors to help strengthen leadership in the community.
Elders were also appointed to give guidance and help safeguard and promote customs and ethical values in the clan.
Members of these groups were officially introduced during the festival that was held under the theme, ‘Repositioning for Socio-economic Development’.
Isaack called on clan members to become part of the drive for positive change in the constituency.
Speaking after the chief, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said she sensed a spirit of optimism and dynamism in the clan.
She wished the group success and pledged that Government will continue to help settle members of the Berseba community whose homes were destroyed during a storm at the village in February.
“Droughts and floods all over the country were a challenge over the last few years, but Government’s aim is to ensure good health and economic advancement in both urban and rural areas.”
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said she believed that land discussions at the upcoming Second National Land Conference will help realise equity in land ownership.
“That engagement and other economic policies of Government strive to eradicate poverty and inequalities and promote unity,” she said.