Access into Oranjemund remains controlled
Access into the mining town of Oranjemund still remains controlled despite the fact that it was recently proclaimed as a town. The town held its first local authority elections in March.
According to a media statement issued by the Office of the Mayor of Oranjemund, Henry Coetzee, the access control regulation will remain in place until further notice.
Those who wish to enter the town are required to have a host who resides in the town. The host is expected to apply for his/her guests’ access into the town in accordance with the existing procedure.
This arrangement will allow the newly elected town council, which was sworn in on 23 March, to prepare and plan accordingly in order to ensure a smooth transition of service delivery for the town.
According to the mayor’s office, proper planning by the town council is required to manage the anticipated influx of people which will result in an increased population for the town.
Oranjemund was established to support the mining activities of Namdeb, whilst the town council is in an establishment phase, Namdeb will continue to render all the municipal services and maintain the infrastructure of the town.