25 Mar 2019 17:20pm
RUNDU, 25 MAR (NAMPA) - Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa has urged the leadership of the Rundu Town Council (RTC) not to paralyse the activities of the town through constant bickering and infighting.
The minister said this during a stakeholder consultative meeting organised by the Roads Authority (RA) on vehicle load and road safety here on Monday.
Mutorwa said Rundu is faced by a leadership challenge as the towns political office-bearers are constantly at war with each other, asking the local authority councilors, who were also present during the meeting, to sort out their differences.
He said when people are working in a group, there will undoubtedly be differences among the members of that group but when there is a mediator to solve any misunderstanding between the members, life should move on.
Problems must not be continuous. If there are problems, they must be resolved, said Mutorwa.
RTCs Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sikongo Haihambo, at the same event also mentioned that Rundu currently has a population of 90 000 people which is still expected to increase in the next two years.
Mutorwa then advised the towns leadership to plan and implement its plans according to modern trends and the population growth.
The minister said he was happy that the situation regarding the infighting among the councilors received the utmost attention from the countrys president, President Hage Geingob and the Swapo Party Political Bureau, which stepped in to resolve the issue among the councilors.
Mutorwa was referring to a situation in which several local authority councilors were recalled after they voted for Isak Kandingu as mayor and Toini Hausiku as deputy mayor, defying Swapo party Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwas instruction not to remove former mayor Verna Sinimbo.