Council to conclude term of office

06 October 2020 | Local News

The current Walvis Bay municipal council is about to complete the final two months of its five-year term.

The mayor of Walvis Bay, Immanuel Wilfred, pledged that the outgoing council will do everything in its power to ensure a smooth handover to the new council.

“Regardless of the short period left, this council undertakes to honour its mandate of attaining as many development projects as possible before November. We will work until our last day in office.”

Wilfred said in an ideal world, without disruptions such as Covid-19, the council would have had the luxury of concluding all our outstanding projects without much difficulty.

He explained it will be unavoidable that some projects will have to continue under the leadership of the new Council, while some are continuous projects in any event.

“Before the local authority elections take place, we will take stock of our major achievements over the past few years. This will show that we have always been serious about the wellbeing of our residents and the growth of Walvis Bay, despite the many stumbling blocks from time to time. I will provide more detailed statements at our next ordinary council meetings.”

The mayor said one of the most talked about topics the past few years has been the provision of housing, which has received extra attention this year.

“There have been many proposals on how to create dignified housing for those who can least afford to pay for it. Some companies are serious about constructing housing units for their employees, while some consortiums are willing to venture into the construction of social housing units. The Council, as the main facilitator, has been at the forefront of coordinating these efforts.”

Wilfred emphasised any type of housing cannot come free of charge. “We have to accept this. Most people appreciate that and will therefore see through the cheap and empty promises of the political agitators, who in most instances have only their own interests at heart.

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