Usakos Town Councilors re-elected

USAKOS: Usakos mayor Gustav Garobasen Hoaeb was re-elected into that position after the election of office-bearers for the town council here on Monday.

!Hoaeb, from the Swapo-Party, and his fellow councilors will serve the residents for the next five years.

Davey van Wyk, a former ordinary member of the management committee who represents the United Democratic Front of Namibia (UDF), is now the new deputy mayor.

That position was formerly held by Renathe Gaoses, who is now an ordinary member of the management committee on a UDF ticket.

Gaoses is the longest-serving councillor in this town council, having clocked-up 10 years.

Akser Mwafangeyo of the Swapo-Party remains the chairperson of the management committee.

Two other Swapo-Party councillors who were re-elected as members of the management committee are Tuhafeni Haufiku and Laurie Elias.

The seventh councillor representing the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), Daniel Stramis, could not be re-elected as he is still in custody.

He was arrested in October this year after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl on several occasions.

His party has to decide on his fate after his case is finalized.

Stramis is expected to appear in the Usakos Magistrate’s Court on 27 November 2014 again.

Delivering his acceptance speech, the mayor urged fellow councillors to seriously devote their energy to respond positively to the calls of the community.

“This year will be challenging, our people are living in all kinds of poverty.

Young people are jobless, and other evils such as alcohol and drug abuse as well as diseases are also rising. All these people are looking at us to pull them out of that misery,” !Hoaeb noted.

He emphasized that politicians and the administrative officials should all work hard to deliver efficient and effective municipal services.