Kahimise presents new five-year plan to business people

15 May 2019 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 15 MAY (NAMPA) – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the City of Windhoek (CoW) Robert Kahimise presented the City’s 2017-2022 Transformational Strategic Plan (TSP) to the business community here on Monday.
Kahimise who made the presentation at the Windhoek Mayoral Business Forum explained that the new five-year TSP replaced the old Integrated Business Plan two years ago to ensure that the City proactively strives to serve its stakeholders.
“It intends to give a clear direction to the City’s decisions and actions, and consists of two main parts entailing the strategic plan and an implementation plan,” he said.
He highlighted that the implementation plan includes the vision and priorities, as well as the strategic narrative supported by the two strategic themes that entail governance and financial sustainability.
CoW through the current strategic plan, has approved the speedy processing of business applications, completed its assets register and launched an online customer portal.
“Your business applications will get approval within two days and a maximum of about 15 days considering other involved stakeholders such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, but that is the direction we are moving as a city,” he said.
The CEO therefore invited the business community to take up business opportunities especially in developing the informal settlements.
The CoW, he further said wants to reclaim its status as the cleanest city in Africa which it lost some years back to Kigali, Rwanda.
“Through our strategic approach, we must readjust our way of doing business and then subsequently reclaim our position as cleanest city in Africa,” Kahimise said.
The Windhoek Mayoral Business Forum was hosted by the CoW in collaboration with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was attended by various business personalities from the capital.