Council disappointed with shacks mushrooming at Otweya
11 November 2021 | Government
Trevino Forbes; Mayor; “…uphold the value of your newly acquired homes with pride…”
Walvis Bay mayor Trevino Forbes applauded the council project team that was involved in the relocating of residents of Otweya to their new homes.
“Although this was a project funded by central government through the office of the Prime Minister and facilitated by the governor of the Erongo region, officials of the municipality played an integral role in executing the project. My gratitude goes out to them.”
However, Forbes cautioned the new homeowners that activities such as the erection of illegal structures and the brewing of tombo on their newly acquired erven will not be tolerated. “It is rather disappointing and totally unacceptable. These activities not only devalue the homes of the surrounding areas but also promote criminal activities as already experienced in the past week. Live in harmony with each other and uphold the value of your newly acquired homes with pride.”
The mayor expressed his gratitude to individuals as well as businesses that came out in support of the mayoral relief fund. “Whether your contribution was through buying tickets, sponsorships, making pledges or buying auctioned items, your support is appreciated. The fund made a profit and these profits will be geared towards numerous charitable causes in our community. Thank you for your efforts in helping to improve the lives of fellow residents.”
He also applauded teachers, parents and students for prioritizing education during difficult times. “It has been a difficult year, a year of uncertainty and loss, and you carried on amidst all the challenges. Thank you to the teachers for your unwavering commitment to continue teaching in these difficult times.” Forbes encouraged students to give their all for their final exams for the year. “Make yourself, your teachers and parents proud. The best of luck to you all.”