Sinimbo reiterates commitment to mayoral position

21 Nov 2018 17:00pm
RUNDU, 21 NOV (NAMPA) – Rundu Mayor Verna Sinimbo on Wednesday pledged her commitment to serving the Swapo party and the residents of Rundu.
Sinimbo said this an interview with Nampa after a group of local authority councillors boycotted office-bearer elections that were scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
Sinimbo said her mayoral position was a result of her desire to serve the people of Rundu and Swapo and not the interests of individual councillors, whom she says should stop fighting for positions and rather serve the people of Rundu.
“I don’t know how many of them want to become mayors but I am not here to serve myself but serve the people of this town,” she said.
Sinimbo added that her decision to stay and not accompany her husband on his new mission is a personal decision and is not one that warrants further explanation.
President Hage Geingob recently appointed the mayor’s husband, Gabriel Sinimbo, who served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade, Industrialisation and SME Development, as the country’s new emissary to India.
Furthermore, Sinimbo added that she was not shaken by the fellow councillors’ boycott, urging them not to defeat the purpose of their positions.
“We are defeating the whole purpose why the masses elected us. It is not for positions but we were elected to serve them,” she said.