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Walvis Bay residents demand removal of Red Force

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Walvis Bay residents have handed over a third petition, demanding the removal of the Red Force Debt Management Company as a debt collector.

They say the municipality has violated the law by entering into a contract with Red Force without a council resolution or the involvement of the Central Procurement Board.

In April, all the Walvis Bay Municipal Council members decided to terminate the contract with Red Force Debt Management.

Internal debt management processes did not yield desired results - Grootfontein Municipality

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The Grootfontein Municipality says they have on numerous occasions pleaded with residents, businesses, and institutions to engage their finance department and make debt-settling arrangements; calls, the council says, appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

It is against this background that the municipality says it decided to involve an independent debt collector, Redforce Debt Management.

In a media statement, the council responded to the petition submitted last week by residents regarding the appointment of Red Force.

Opposition against Red Force mounts

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Pressure is mounting against the Walvis Bay Municipality administration to remove Red Force as a debt collector.

Councillor Ephraim Shozi, at a community meeting last night (Wednesday), said he will table a motion at the next council meeting for the removal of Red Force as a debt collector.

Other councillors, including Ryan Gordon, Albertina Nkoshi, Paulus Kauhondamwa, and Ronald Bramwell, supported the decision.

Last month, residents marched to the municipality to demand the removal of Red Force as a debt collector at Walvis Bay.