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Windhoek Junior Councillors inaugurated

Windhoek Junior Councillors inaugurated

The City of Windhoek officially inaugurated its 19th Junior Council for the year 2017/2018 last week at an event held in Windhoek, where they also bade farewell to the outgoing Junior Council 2016/2017.

CoW CEO, Robert Kahimise said the City leadership had recently engaged in a strategic planning process which the assessed the incoming council.

“The Junior Council was under scrutiny and it is with pride that we acknowledge the significant role it plays in contributing toward development not only for Windhoek residents but throughout the country in partnership with other Junior Councils,” he said.

His Worship Councilor Musee Kazapua, Mayor of the City of Windhoek encouraged the new Junior Councillors to be servants of the people and that they must have servant hearts, which calls for setting an example by being ready to help whenever and wherever possible.

“Being a leader also stresses beyond having a servant heart as you should have broad shoulders that can handle tears, laughter, introspection and more and by virtue of being a Junior Councillor, you are a youth leader who must carry the weight of what is going on in the lives of your peers,” he added.

He said that the City takes pride in the significant contributions of the Junior Council since its inception over the years and takes cognizance with appreciation on the ever growing number of participating schools as well as the expansion of the local and international developmental stakeholders relations.

Kazapua then congratulated the incoming Junior Councillors and their office bearers in having been entrusted to occupy these leadership roles and responsibilities.

“It is my sincere wish that you will have a great enriching and life changing experience whilst shaping and positively influencing others and count on our dedicated support with in the City of Windhoek,” he said.

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