19 Sep 2019 10:20am
WINDHOEK, 19 SEP (NAMPA) The Affirmative Reposition (AR) movement has promised to transform the modus operandi of the City of Windhoek in its quest to create jobs, make houses available, land accessible and ensure safety for its inhabitants.
This is if one of its founders, Job Amupanda, becomes the mayor of Windhoek, as he plans to contest next years local authority elections against candidates from established political parties.
Amupanda, who made the announcement in the capital on Wednesday, said: If I am a failure in my own life and I am not able to do anything for anybody, I at least want to do one thing for that child who sleeps in the same bedroom as their parents. If I can get a house for that child, that will be enough for me.
This, he added, will be done through the establishment of a city building society that will provide home loans to residents.
AR also promised to provide housing for homeless students and to create jobs for Windhoeks residents at a time when unemployment levels have reached epic proportions.
In addition, the movement plans to decolonise the capital by getting rid of all colonial features and monuments, while instituting an economic intervention by creating municipality enterprises that will execute the Citys business operations.
We will re-open Ramatex to produce uniforms for all CoW officials, including the City Police, bus drivers, and cleaners. We will not be importing those clothes, he said.
Asked if they were not being too ambitious, Amupanda replied: We never asked anyone to believe in us. We are just saying what we are going to do. We cannot be here talking about how bad political parties are or how they have failed. We all know that.