Local authorities noblest levels of governance – Basson

Local authorities are the noblest levels of governance as they are the level through which governments directly provide basic services to its people, ||Kharas Governor, Lucia Basson has said.

She was speaking here yesterday at the review on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed last year between the Keetmanshoop Municipality and Dawid Kruiper Municipality in South Africa.

Basson said while bilateral relations are established to facilitate corporation at the national level, twinning agreements formalised through MoU at the sub-national level can cascade the objectives of the bilateral agreements down to the level of the electorate.

I am convinced that the more we as politicians, management and communities engage with one another, [the more] we can collectively take on the challenge of inequality, unemployment and poverty, said Basson.

She went on to say that the massive economic downturn is recorded in Namibia, South Africa and the world at large, adding that apart from natural factors adversely aggravating this trend, several men-made factors have contributed to the shrinking of economies and employment opportunities.

Source: Namibia Press Agency