Ongwediva inaugurates new junior council

A grade 11 learner at the Mweshipandeka Senior Secondary School (SSS), Natasha Ipumbu, was on Friday sworn in and installed as the new Junior Mayor of the northern town of Ongwediva.

She was sworn in along with other 18 new members of the Ongwediva Junior Council, with Christoph Ndengu from the Gabriel Taapopi SSS as the Deputy Junior Mayor.

Members of the council are drawn from various schools within the boundaries of Ongwediva Town, and they are chosen to serve for a period of two years.

I am well aware that this position comes with great responsibility, determination, sacrifice and hard work, and I am willing to put these on my shoulders, said Iipumbu while delivering her acceptance address.

She promises to be a great leader that she could possibly be. Being part of the leadership, Ipumbu said, is a sign that they have been given a platform to let the voice of the town's youngsters heard and to ensure that silence is never part of their qualities.

The town's outgoing Junior Mayor Rebekka Nghilaluwa also attended the inauguration of the new junior council of Ongwediva, while Mayor of Ongwediva, Angelina Angula presided over the oath-taking.

Source: Namibia Press Agency