Kröhne re-elected as Keetmanshoop Mayor

12 Dec 2018 15:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 12 DEC (NAMPA) – Gaudentia Kröhne of the Swapo party was on Wednesday re-elected as Keetmanshoop mayor for the fourth time since 2015.
In her acceptance speech, Kröhne urged her fellow councillors to pull in the same direction despite their different political affiliations and election manifestos.
“We must never allow ourselves to be overwhelmed and paralysed by situations in our daily lives. Remember it is not what happens to you that is important, but it is your response to the situation that will determine the outcome,” she said.
She said they need to be strong, courageous and bold in the decisions they have to take, adding they have to take political decisions on behalf of those who have elected them without fear or favour as they are answerable to them.
“Those who have voted for us will not come here inside these chambers and solve problems, but they have elected us to solve those issues or problems. We must have the interest of the public at heart as they have elected us,” she reiterated.
Kröhne urged the councillors to have at heart the needs and wellbeing of the inhabitants of the town, noting they must be forever driven by a passion to improve the quality of life of the people.
Hilia Titus was re-elected as deputy mayor, while fellow Swapo councillor Gabriel Freyer remains the chairperson of the management committee. Ernst Jash and Festus Shilimela, also from Swapo, join Freyer on the management committee.
Johannes Esterhuyse of the Rally for Democracy and Progress and Charles Pieter of the Popular Democratic Movement remain ordinary councillors.