CoW consultative meetings to start on Saturday

The City of Windhoek (CoW) will host public consultative meetings in all ten constituencies in the city from the 7 to 29 September, said CoW Mayor Muesee Kazapua.

Kazapua revealed this here on Thursday at the city council meeting.

He said these public meetings are part of the city's participatory governance.

The city has adapted public participation approach to establish partnership with relevant stakeholders in addressing challenges facing our community, through consultative engagement collectively, he said.

He said the city's consultative meeting with the public will adopt a same approach as that was used in the just concluded president's town hall meetings, to hear the public pleas and see how they can be involved in the planning of the city and council decision making in a manner that is transparent in local governance.

In these meetings, Kazapua said the councillors will provide feedback to the maters raised in November 2018 as well as share information about the city's projects.

Kazapua urged the members of the city council to attend these meetings.

I want to sensitise all councillors to attend these where we are assigned, I know that you are also engaged in other equal responsibility but it is our constitutional obligation to make sure that we attend all those public meetings where we are assigned, he said.

Kazapua said Windhoek residents should familiarise themselves with these public meetings dates and also ensure to attend these meetings to engage with the city and be informed about the city's project.

In a different matter the Mayor urged all the city councillors and constituency councillors to join the office of Khomas region governor to and other stakeholders in the national clean-up campaign on 21 September.

He said the main aim of this national clean-up campaign is to ensure that the clean-up operation take place through the country from city, town to the village settlement levels.

Kazapua said the City's division of solid waste management will lead national clean-up campaign in Khomas region.

If we want the community to participate, we should start with ourselves to join the residents and the office of the governor on this clean-up campaign as our own initiative, he said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency