30 Nov 2018 10:00am
WINDHOEK, 30 NOV (NAMPA) Muesee Kazapua has once again been re-elected as mayor of the City of Windhoek (CoW).
He was first appointed in the position in 2014 and was re-elected in 2017.
Kazapua will henceforth be deputised by Loide Kaiyamo, replacing former deputy mayor Teckla Uugwangwa, who is now a member of the management committee (MC).
Kazapua and Kaiyamo were elected on Thursday unopposed during a council meeting held at the CoW Council Chambers.
The members of the management committee elected are Uugwangwa, Moses Shiikwa, Matilda Ukeva, Agatha Iyambo-Ashilelo and Matheus Amadhila - all from the Swapo party.
Kazapua, in his speech, urged his councillors to work hard to make sure that more is done in addressing the challenges faced by the CoW with the limited resources at their disposal.
I appeal to us all to re-double our efforts around the focal development areas if we intend to make a positive impact on our commitment to the ideals of the national development agendas, the mayor urged.
According to him, 2018 was a very difficult year, but the significant progress made by the council amidst the challenges faced as an institution cannot be overlooked.
One primary challenge, he mentioned, was the high influx of people to Windhoek, which translates into the formation of more informal settlements in the capital, requiring the municipality to do more than what it planned and budgeted for.
Kazapua said the budget was not sufficient to address all challenges faced by the city, attributing the shortage of money to the global financial crisis.
The lack of housing and basic services in the informal settlements, the high level of unemployment in the city and abject poverty, is a headache to the councils aspirations for social progression and prosperity for all, he said.