Chairpersons of Regional Councils receive new vehicles

12 Aug 2013 08:10
WINDHOEK, 12 AUG (NAMPA) - The government, through the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, on Monday handed over new vehicles to all 13 chairpersons of regional councils in the capital.
The Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, Retired Major-General Charles Namoloh handed over the Toyota Hilux double-cab pick-up vehicles valued at a total cost of N.dollar 5.8 million.
The vehicles have warranties of 120 000 kilometres or three years, and were handed over with petrol cards. The payment of the petrol will be the responsibility of each regional council.
Namoloh urged the recipients to take care of the vehicles and use it for the intended purpose, which include their daily activities, and ultimately, to bring about development in their regions.
The minister also urged the chairpersons of the regional councils to monitor the distribution of drought-relief food in their regions on every occasion.
He called on them to work hand-in-hand with traditional leaders and church leaders in order to find solutions to problems facing the society they live in.
“I do understand that there are some leaders in the regions not talking to each other. This is not good, because as a leader, you must have a diplomatic approach to deal with anyone in the society without causing harm to anyone,” he said.
“These cars are not to be driven to farms to transport your livestock, nor for taking people to funerals and wedding events, and not to be driven by your children, but for duty purposes,” he stressed.