City elects new council next week
City of Windhoek council members this week held their last ordinary council meeting of the year, the council will be on recess from 04 December and will resume business on 21 January next year.
According to Windhoek Mayor, Her Worship Elaine Trepper, this marks the end of business for the 2012 office bearers namely the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and the five members of the Management Committee.
She also announced that the council will host a special meeting next week, Monday (26 November) to elect new office bearers for the year 2013.
“The public is invited to attend this very important meeting. On this note, allow me to express my sincere gratitude to members of this Council, the Chief Executive Officer, management and staff of the City of Windhoek and indeed our residents, for the support rendered to us during our term of office,” she said.
She further said while significant achievements have been made during the course of the year, there remained other areas that still need to be improved on, in terms of service delivery, socio economic development and poverty reduction.
She said the challenges remain; rapid urbanisation, land delivery, slow economic growth and unemployment that limit the Council’s ability to adequately deliver its mandate.
“We have during the year delivered on some key priorities and enjoyed the support of our national Government. The account on the achievements made and set-backs met are documented in my annual report that I will table before this August House on 26 November,” she added.
The Mayor also invited the public to join her at the Christmas Market and the switch on ceremony of the City Christmas lights that will be held in the Zoo Park on 03 December.