WHK City Council re-elects incumbent mayor, councillors

02 Dec 2013 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 02 DEC (NAMPA) – Councillor Agnes Kafula was on Monday re-elected as the Mayor of the City of Windhoek, while Deputy Mayor Muesee Kazapua also retained his position for 2014.
The management committee, which is made up of Moses Shikwa as Chairperson; Mwadhina Veico; Alderwoman Elaine Trepper; Fransina Kahungu; and John Moonde; also remains the same.
The new office bearers’ term ends on 02 December 2014.
In her acceptance speech during the inauguration ceremony of the 2014 office bearers, Kafula vowed to fast-track land delivery projects for residential and commercial development.
“Our leadership agenda should be driven by a commitment to address bread and butter issues; and improving of living conditions in the informal settlements through provision of potable water, sanitation, electricity, housing and job creation. We are mindful of the acute shortage of serviced land and vow to fast-track land delivery projects for residential and commercial development, thereby complementing and embracing Government efforts on mass housing,” she noted.
Kafula said none of the members of the council underestimates the enormous developmental challenges facing the capital. In particular, rapid urbanisation, land delivery, shortage of housing and the ever increasing percentage of households who cannot afford to pay, but who depend on municipal basic services for better quality of life. The council will continue to forge ahead with its programmes on poverty reduction, and sustainable development.
She said the City of Windhoek in collaboration with central government is working around the clock towards better housing for all.
Kafula commended the recent launch of the mass housing initiative project by President Hifikepunye Pohamba. It remains the aim of the City to ensure that basic services are provided to the most impoverished sector of the communities at a subsidised price, and it will thus continue to count on government support, she stated.
According to Kafula, the City will further redouble its efforts to improve the quality of interaction with residents and clients – whether at call centres or at council offices.
“We have again today publicly taken responsibility as elected office bearers to lead the people of Windhoek and hopefully to inspire them with enthusiasm. On the same note, I want to make a call to the people of Windhoek that they are invited to contribute and be part of the running of our city through forums and channels,” she added.