CoW consultative meetings to start on Saturday

06 Sep 2019 09:40am
WINDHOEK, 06 SEP (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) will host public consultative meetings in all ten constituencies in the city from the Saturday until 29 September, its Mayor, Muesee Kazapua, has said.
Kazapua revealed this here on Thursday at the city council meeting.
He said these public meetings are part of the city’s participatory governance.
“The city has adopted a public participation approach to establish partnership with relevant stakeholders in addressing challenges facing our community, through consultative engagement collectively,” he said.
He said the city’s consultative meeting with the public will adopt a similar approach used in the recently concluded presidential town hall meetings, and aims to hear the public pleas and see how they can be involved in the planning of the city and the council’s decision making in a transparent manner.
In these meetings, Kazapua said, the councillors will provide feedback to the matters raised in November 2018 as well as share information about the city’s projects.
Kazapua urged the members of the city council to attend these meetings.
“I want to sensitise all councillors to attend these where we are assigned. I know that you are also engaged in other equal responsibility but it is our constitutional obligation to make sure that we attend all those public meetings where we are assigned,” he said.
Kazapua said Windhoek residents should familiarise themselves with these public meetings dates and also ensure to attend them in order to engage with the city.
The mayor, at the same occasion, also urged all the city and constituency councillors to join the office of Khomas Region’s Governor and other stakeholders in the national clean-up campaign slated for 21 September.