Khorixas Home Affairs office closed

Home Affairs and Immigrations offices at Khorixas has been close for three days and will remain closed until Friday, and the community is forced to drive to the nearest offices in Outjo about 130 kilo-meters for services.

Community members are affected the unannounced closer of the office as some need documents such as death certificate that cannot be issued.

I am so disappointed. I have been walking up and down to the office ever since Monday, Only to finds out today that the office will be closed for the whole week. I now have to travel to Outjo or Otjiwarongo just to get the death certificate of my uncle. I have to pay close to N.dollars 300 to go to the nearest office which is based in Outjo, said Maria Uugulu.

She added that there is a need to communicate to the community with regard to how long the offices will be closed and why it will be closed.

One of the residents, Magreth Nuas that come for a full-birth certificate said that although the office might have been closed for a good reason there was need to communicate with the residents through communication channels such as the radio.

I am sure it is closed for a reason but communication is an important tool. The person in the ministry knows that there a many people that comes for services such as death and full �birth certificates on a daily basis. It is unacceptable that the office has been closed without any communication with the community, said Magreth Nuas.

Upon inquiry, Nampa found that the offices would be closed until Friday as there is only one administration officer based at the offices that is attending a workshop Khorixas.

When contacted for a comment, Public Relations Officer of Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, said, I WILL follow it up. Please put all your questions in writing because what you are asking me needs to be follow up. Just put your questions in writing and I will respond to it accordingly,'he said.

Offices of the ministry are based in the Khorixas Town Council office building.

Source: Namibia Press Agency