Smith-Howard chairs Erongo regional council

05 December 2020 | Government

Swakopmund • Erwin Leuschner

Ciske Smith-Howard of the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) took over the chairmanship of the Erongo regional council earlier this week, when she was sworn into office.

Of the seven council seats, the IPC and SWAPO each hold three seats, while one seat is held by the United Democratic Front (UDF).

“The people of Namibia have spoken. It is now our duty and responsibility as leaders in this region to serve them with humility and dignity,” Erongo governor Neville Andre said as he welcomed the new regional council.

Andre thanked all Namibians for the peaceful and orderly manner in which they participated in the elections. “I also thank the outgoing regional council. You have set the bar high,” he said.

Besides Smith-Howard (Swakopmund constituency) being chosen as chairman, IPC candidate Florian Donatus (Walvis Bay rural constituency) was chosen as a member of the executive branch. The second seat of the executive branch went to SWAPO’s Benitha Imbamba (Arandis constituency).

Of the other four regional council members, three have been promoted to the National Council: Deriou Benson (IPC, Walvis Bay urban constituency), Kennedy! Haoseb (UDF, Daures constituency) and Melania Ndjago (SWAPO, Karibib constituency). SWAPO member Ernest Wetha (Omaruru constituency) remains a normal regional council member.

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