Be visible to the electorate: Kahungu

In its efforts to bring services closer to the residents, the City of Windhoek (COW)'s council has seen the need for councillors to be more visible to the electorate.

This was said by COW Mayor Fransina Kahungu at the Mayoral Public Engagement Development and Public Safety Statistics during the festive season in the capital on Tuesday.

Kahungu believes that this approach will not only enable councillors to assess by direct observation, the needs of residents but will also enable them to engage residents continuously.

This will also allow the residents to fully participate in planning processes, said the Mayor.

She, however, told the residents that this approach has nothing to do with buying votes but taking or balancing the services to benefit the community.

Kahungu further informed the residents that the office of the Mayor has been relocated to the municipality's Nathanael Maxuilili Community Centre as of 20 January 2020.

This arrangement will be in force for the duration of my term as the mayor of Windhoek and all appointments with me will be attended to from here, she alluded.

Conversely, the office of the Deputy Mayor will remain at the head office.

On the public safety statistics during the festive season, the city lost two lives due to fire and electrocution respectively.

About 195 cases of domestic violence were reported including four murders while 122 motor vehicle accidents were reported with 36 injuries and three fatalities.

Additionally, 61 cases of noise pollution were reported and shebeen related noise topped the list.

Source: Namibia Press Agency