Newly elected mayor of Okahandja pledges to serve people of Okahandja by improving service delivery and bringing more development to garden town

WINDHOEK: Newly elected mayor of Okahandja, Johannes ‘Congo’ Hindjou has pledged his commitment to serving the people of Okahandja by improving service delivery and bringing more development to the garden town.

Hindjou, a retired footballer, was sworn in as Okahandja’s new mayor last Friday after he was elected in the Regional and Local Authority elections as the councillor of Okahandja Urban constituency.

In an interview with Nampa this week, Hindjou said being a ‘son of the soil’ of Okahandja, he knows all the problems faced by the town and has committed himself to working with his councillors and the community at large to improve service delivery.

The former footballer-turned politician took over as Okahandja mayor from Valerie Aron, who served for two terms since 2013. He is deputised by Sophia Upithe.

He played for the Namibian national football team, the Brave Warriors, before turning to business and eventually politics.

Hindjou said he will ‘move mountains’ to promote value addition projects and economic infrastructure development, and not only shopping malls.

SOURCE: THE NIMIBIA PRESS NEWS AGENCY