Kamutuezu elected new Okakarara mayor
14 Dec 2018 17:50pm
OKAKARARA, 14 DEC (NAMPA) - Erenfriede Kamutuezu was on Friday elected mayor of Okakarara during the election of public office bearers held at the council chambers here.
Kamutuezu, who previously served as the deputy mayor, will be deputised by Selnadia Kambatuku, who was a member of the town councils management committee.
Olga Tjiurutue-Katukundu, the former mayor, was elected as the chairperson of the management committee. Also serving on the management committee are along with Kenneth Mwatilile, who was previously its chairperson, and John Uazukuani.
Munjassa Karuhumba was elected as an additional member of the management committee, while Abrossius Mundjindjiri is an ordinary council member.
Magistrate Masule Kwizi swore in the newly elected councillors in the presence of nearly 50 community members.
The town's council is comprised of members from three political parties, with Kamutuezu and Mwatilile being Swapo party members, while Tjiurutue-Katukundu and Kambatuku represent the Popular Democratic Movement.
The National Unity Democratic Organisation meanwhile, is represented by Karuhumba, Uazukuani and Mundjindjiri.
In her acceptance speech, Kamutuezu said since the economic and developmental foundation of the town had been laid by the previous mayors, her office will find it easy to build on that and implement new infrastructure development projects.
The new political office bearers are expected to serve the council for the next 12 months.