New Linyanti Constituency offices to bring services closer to the people – Mushelenga
The new Linyanti Constituency Office, in the Zambezi Region, was officially inaugurated by Hon. Dr Peya Mushelenga, Minister of Urban and Rural Development on Thursday.
Mushelenga said the construction of the office attests to the government’s commitment to decentralisation, finalisation of capital projects and bringing services closer to the people.
“We have invested a lot of financial resources in order to allow the community of this Constituency access to government services, therefore the construction of this office cost government an amount of N$16 million to complete,” he said.
He explained how the modern structure of the building encompasses the decentralisation policy in terms of the approved constituency support structure.
“In addition, the visual appearance of the building speaks a lot about the upper dry land vegetation of the surrounding environment and vegetation of the constituency and this does indeed create an appealing and welcoming atmosphere to the office,” he added.
Mushelenga said the appealing features of the office and its spaciousness as it houses a big enough boardroom that is purposed for hosting meeting for office and possibly community meeting as well as sufficient and spacious offices for the Constituency Councillor and staff members
“In essence, the office was constructed in line with the concept of bringing services closer to the people, which will help to develop the community’s sense of ownership and enjoin them to actively participate in public affairs and chart the course of their development,” he said.