New governor for Erongo region

In with the new

09 April 2020 | Government

Immanuel Wilfred; Walvis Bay mayor; " I am very excited and look forward to working with him as our governor.”

Walvis Bay • [email protected]


Eight new regional governors were appointed on Tuesday, while six governors retained their positions.

At the announcement, the president said that he had made the appointments following a process of consultations with regional and national leaders.

Geingob spoke individually with the appointees, emphasizing their new mandate and the urgency with which they have to deliver on the agenda of regional development.

He also expressed his confidence and trust in their ability, commitment and fairness with which the appointees will execute their duties and responsibilities as regional governors.

The replacement of Cleophas Mutjavikua by Neville Andre (39), a former State House personal assistant as governor of the Erongo region, caused quite a stir locally.

Andre grew up in the salty streets of Kuisebmond and attended Kuisebmond Secondary School.

Walvis Bay mayor Immanuel Wilfred said he is proud and excited about Andre’s appointment as the new governor of the Erongo region.

“I saw him grow up. He was one of the best bodybuilders on the block back then.”

According to Wilfred he constantly encouraged Andre to get involved in various youth activities, such as the junior town council.

“He was one of the first junior mayors of Walvis Bay and joined the Swapo Youth League as well as the Namibia National Students Organisation after school. I am very excited and look forward to working with him as our governor.”

Andre is the son of late Walvis Bay municipal councillor Kaino Andre, with whom Wilfred served on the council management committee.

Former mayor King Mandume Muatunga also spoke highly of Andre.

“He displayed leadership qualities from an early age and became one of the first junior mayors in 1999. I can say for sure that he is someone who listens to others’ opinion. I am pleased that he has been appointed as our governor.”

Walvis Bay urban constituency councillor Knowledge Iipinge expressed his joy with the appointment of Andre on Facebook.

“It is with great pleasure that I wish to extend my congratulations to my neighbour, Lucky as the new governor of the mighty Erongo region. The Walvis Bay Urban Constituency office looks forward to a fruitful and intensive cooperation,” Ipinge posted.

The appointed governors will undertake an orientation course during which they will be acquainted with the work of government and mandate expectations.

In execution of their mandate as governors and to ensure effective service delivery, the appointees are expected to adhere to strong, honest and principled leadership. They must also ensure maximum output within the context of limited financial resources.

It is also expected of them to promote, facilitate and strengthen measures to implement the empowerment and industrialization policies of government.

They are also tasked with engaging and listening to civil society, with the understanding that the ultimate goal is to improve the living standards of all Namibians.

Terms of reference of regional governors -

1.1 to act as the political head of the region;
1.2 to periodically submit progress reports to the President through the minister in the presidency;
1.3 to be the link between the central government and the regional council; local authorities and traditional leaders in the region;
1.4 to act as the representative of the central government in the region;
1.5 to oversee the exercise of any executive function of government in the region, in consultation with the minister of any office/ministry/agency;
1.6 to deliver a state of the region address once every year in accordance with Article 110B (5) and (6) of the Namibian constitution;
1.7 to investigate and report on any matter relating to the region if requested to investigate such matter by the president or the minister in the presidency and of urban and rural development;
1.8 to keep abreast of developments relating to the region and to bring any matter to the attention of the president or the relevant minister if deemed advisable;
1.9 to settle or mediate any dispute or other matter that might arise in the region;
1.10 to coordinate with the chairperson of the regional council and members of the management committee and other councillors on such matters relevant to the functions of the regional council;
1.11 to coordinate the functions and activities relevant to local and traditional authorities in the region; and
1.12 to perform any other duties that may be assigned by the president, the minister of urban and rural development, and as may be consulted with the president, by any member of cabinet, director-general or the attorney-general.

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