Residents commend Ipinge’s informative SoRA

08 Jul 2017 13:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 08 JUL (NAMPA) - Hundreds of residents in the Otjozondjupa Region have described the 2017 State of the Region Address (SoRA) delivered by Governor Otto Ipinge as detailed and reflective of the events they know of.
Ipinge on Friday delivered his 2017 and second SoRA at the Swanevelder Community Hall in Otjiwarongo, where more than 500 community members including heads of government ministries and agencies operational in the region were present.
Ipinge highlighted development activities underway in constituencies, settlements and towns in the region.
He also talked about the completed regional capital projects under Mass Housing, town land servicing, the construction of tarred roads, upgrading of the regional railway line, and projects on accommodation for teachers and learners in various towns.
Efforts being put to combat crime activities in the region were also mentioned and the challenges facing the different agencies were also shared with the audience.
After listening to the SoRA, several residents described it as informative, detailed and a well-articulated summary of government activities in the region.
“This was a detailed report, because some development activities reported on by the governor, I am familiar with at different towns,” said Simeon Shilongo from the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development at Otjiwarongo.
Chairperson of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Otjiwarongo branch, Eddy Kgobetsi said this year’s Otjozondjupa SoRA was informative.
“I am satisfied with the governor’s report on the state of affairs of the region,” said Kgobetsi.
Grootfontein Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Charles Kariko said development activities underway, partly and successfully completed at Grootfontein, were covered well in the governor’s annual report.
This year’s event was organised by the Otjozondjupa Regional Council.