Kunene governor takes office

06 Jan 2018 13:40pm
OPUWO, 06 JAN (NAMPA) – Hundreds of people attended the welcoming ceremony of newly appointed Governor of Kunene, Marius Sheya, held in the region’s capital, Opuwo on Friday.
The occasion was attended by the six regional councillors, four mayors of the region’s major towns, traditional leaders, church leaders, youth, elders and residents of Kunene.
Kunene Regional Council Chairperson, Julius Kaujova welcomed the new governor and thanked President Hage Geingob for according the region with “a young, vibrant, dedicated, visionary and diligent leader”.
He said Sheya would lead Kunene towards attaining its vision of becoming a fast developing region by the year 2022.
“The regional council will give Sheya the necessary support and cooperation to pull in one direction, coupled with principles of good governance, accountability, transparency and inclusivity as advocated for by the presidency,” said Kaujova.
Sheya, on his part, said he was ready to face the challenges of the region over the two years awarded to him by Geingob, with the support of his two veteran special advisors, Katuutire Kaura and John //Khamuseb.
“I am here to work and develop, not to fight, and you should use my office 24 hours a day,” Sheya said.
The former mayor of Outjo urged the regional leaders, traditional leaders, elders, youth and larger community to avoid political division and tribalism within the region and to work hard collectively for development.
Taking the podium, Kaura congratulated the governor on his appointment and pledged a good working relationship.
“Age is just a number, let us support our youthful leader,” said Kaura.
The 29-year-old new Kunene governor was appointed by Geingob on 15 December 2017, replacing Angelika Muharukua, who died on 01 October 2017 of a suspected heart attack.