Hindjou promises service delivery for Okahandja in 2018

05 Dec 2017 12:40pm
OKAHANDJA, 05 DEC (NAMPA) – Re-elected Okahandja Mayor Johannes ‘Congo’ Hindjou has promised to give streets a facelift in 2018.
He made the promise during the swearing-in ceremony of the local authority councillors here on Monday.
Hindjou said among the features to be added are speed humps near schools and roads upgraded with sidewalks for pedestrians.
He indicated that most streets in Okahandja do not have street names, thus the council will ensure that street signs are erected in each street.
“We will also rename streets after [national] heroes” he said.
Hindjou added that the moratorium placed on the sale of erven in the town by Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa in August 2015 posed a challenge to the municipality as no resident was allocated land in 2017.
The moratorium was placed on the sale of unserviced land due to irregular land transactions by the town’s local authority, and the ban would only be lifted once an audit was done and findings and recommendations are finalised.
However, the council plans to service 331 erven in the Vedersdal residential area next year, whilst waiting for the moratorium to be lifted.
Sophia Upite was also re-elected as deputy mayor.
Other members of the seven-member council are Helmi Maruru; Gideon !Uwu-Khaeb; Sylvia Karuuambe; Frederick Shimanda; Hileni Iita.