Outgoing Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua says he is honoured to have served Windhoek residents and led a team of people in implementing community projects that contributed to addressing bread-and-butter issues as they tried to bring hope to the hearts of the needy.
Kazapua spoke at the last council meeting for the serving council that took office in December 2010.
“It was a privilege and honour for me to have served CoW and its people as councillor, deputy mayor and mayor since we took office in December 2010,” remarked the mayor.
Reflecting back on 2015, he said the year did not only bring many good things but also a lot of challenges such as the shortage of serviced land, rapid urbanization, limited resources and unemployment.
“We are encouraged by the stance of our government in assisting with the provision of basic services to both urban and rural dwellers of our country. One of the actions demonstrating this eagerness is the tabling of the long-awaited amendment to the Local Authority Act, 1992 (Act 23 of 1992) in parliament by our line minister in October 2015. Once these amendments are passed into law, it will assist in fast-tracking service delivery and address the current bureaucratic sequence,” Kazapua noted.
He stated that the city continued with programmes on the provision of potable water, sanitation and electricity so that most of the people in the city now have access to clean water. Kazapua said they intensified the works on tarring and upgrading roads and public infrastructure such as community libraries and centres in the low-serviced areas of the city.
Through the mayoral outreach programme, the city supported various initiatives in the city, such as the establishment of the Windhoek food security systems and availing of a piece of land to the ministry of poverty eradication for the construction of the food bank; donation of plots to vulnerable families and distribution of food and materials to social projects.
Solar-powered lighting products were also donated to the vulnerable.
The city also built water infrastructure, electricity substations and waste management facilities.
“I would like to re-assure residents that we remained committed to providing quality services and look to the future with high hopes,” he said