Swakop mayor acknowledges “positives”

30 September 2021 | Government

Swakopmund mayor Louisa Kativa paid tribute and presented long service awards to five staff members at the municipality.

“Dedicated, persistent, efficient and industrious are some of the adjectives we can use to describe these staff members. They have earned and deserve recognition for their hard work and loyalty to the municipality over periods ranging from 10 to 30 years,” said Kativa.

The recipients are Axel Madume (10 years), Sebron Shikesho (20 years) and Petrus Ndiweteko, Marinda Bahr and Erastus Kashona (30 Years).

In other news, the mayor announced that the suburb of Wagdaar will soon be equipped with streetlights. “These streetlights will be installed between Extension 41 and 42.”

According to Kativa, the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, which operates and manage its own resources and funds, commenced with excavation work at a site allocated to them after they successfully applied for land from council.

She added that the 40 houses being constructed under the 40/40 Social Housing Project initiative are nearing completion.
The project was started with the aim of addressing residents’ housing needs from the DRC informal settlement.

Kativa hailed September as a month filled with impactful initiatives.

“Council donated mattresses and beds to pensioners affected by fires, through the governor’s office. The month of October was declared clean-up month and the municipality also provided free dog and cat dipping and injection services.”

She added that council received storage containers from Rössing Uranium to facilitate the donation of food parcels.

“Inspired by this generous donation, Tangeni Shilongo Namibia donated 50 bags of maize meal and 50 packets of flour. We will hand these items out next week.”

Kativa expressed her appreciation to the Japanese Embassy for the donation of two ambulances.

“This donation facilitated by the Rotary Club, ensures that we have become the second municipality after Windhoek to own our own ambulances. I am positive that these ambulances will add value to the work of the emergency division and improve our overall capacity to respond to emergencies."

In conclusion, the mayor reminded and encouraged all residents to keep complying with the Covid-19 regulations.

“Wear your masks, sanitize your hands and maintain social distance.”

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