Huge influx of people to Windhoek is a concern: Kazapua

02 Feb 2018 06:00am
WINDHOEK, 02 FEB (NAMPA) – The huge influx of people to Windhoek is a concern and the City of Windhoek (CoW) cannot sit idle and watch the capital descend into anarchy, city Mayor Muesee Kazapua said on Wednesday.
Kazapua said the CoW is cognisant of the pressing need for land and housing in Windhoek and the entire country.
He also said councillors in the municipality will do everything in their power to accelerate shelter for the needy and ensure that Windhoek develops in an orderly fashion.
“As the mayor of this city, I would like to use this opportunity to call upon the residents of Windhoek to desist from taking the law into their own hands and cooperate with the council in the implementation of the ongoing programmes on housing,” he stressed.
He also called for the prudent use of water in the absence of good rains and bemoaned the growing trend of illegal traders in the city centre.
“Our statistic show growth of 191 per cent [increase in illegal traders], which represent an increase from 33 illegal traders in 2016 (to) 93 cases to date,” he said.
He reminded his fellow councillors that they have taken an oath to serve.
Land delivery, provision of affordable housing and the creation of liveable and hygienic conditions top the agenda of CoW in 2018.
Kazapua said this can be achieved if CoW works with zeal and diligence.
“The onus is therefore upon us as elected councillors and management to ensure that we live up to our promise,” said Kazapua.
He said the city’s strategic plan should be kept as the guiding document to avoid unintended deviations from realising its objectives.