Khorixas residents eagerly waiting to engage Geingob

Residents of Khorixas in the Kunene Region has expressed impatience with the planned town hall meeting with President HageGeingob at the town.

Geingob was expected to hold his town hall meeting with the residents at the town on Tuesday, but postponed it to 14 August this year for some other commitments by his office.

Acting Chief Regional Officer of the Kunene Region, KiscoSinvula chairing an organising committee for the event told Nampa on Tuesday that the meeting was postponed by the Office of the President last Friday.

But as a committee we are still busy on the ground to prepare for it as it has been postponed to the 14th of next month at the Eddie Bowe Primary School hall, he said.

Many residents of the town told this news agency that they are aware of the change of date of the meeting with the president.

I cannot wait any longer to meet the president, we as young people want to discuss matters of development with the president, said the 28-year-old Rehabeam !Gawiseb.

!Gawiseb said matters of youth unemployment and slow development activities at Khorixas will be discussed with President Geingob during his town hall meeting here.

!OboSchlepper, 24, on his part said besides the construction of a new shopping mall underway at the town and a vocational skills development centre, Government should look into the improvement of the Khorixas street roads.

During the town hall meeting I expect to also hear how Government intends to benefit us with its national tender programmes so that the youth unemployment can be reduced and a transfer of technical skills to the local people also takes place, said Schlepper.

Another resident, Elizabeth Gawises said she is expecting residents during the town hall meeting with the president to be brave enough and talk about the blockage of the local authority sewage networks which has allegedly for many years posed health hazards at various local school yards and streets.

This issue has been troubling us for many years because the local authority has failed to resolve it, maybe if we bring it out at the town hall meeting, the president will use his influence to find a solution to it, she said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency