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Christmas treat for the elders

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More than 1,500 senior citizens were treated to a Christmas lunch and received shopping vouchers to get them through the festive season by Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes.

Forbes also paid a visit to old-age homes in surrounding areas that were out of reach.

It was an atmosphere filled with music and decorations reflecting the Christmas season.

Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes stated that humanity requires one to reach out to others, particularly the vulnerable.

Rundu Town Council to repair roads

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Mayor Gabriel Kanyanga says the pothole-filled roads at Rundu will soon be a thing of the past, as they are in the process of awarding a tender to repair them.

Kanyanga said this during a ceremony where he was re-elected as the town's first citizen.

Mayor Kanyanga assured the town's residents that the Rundu Town Council has heard their cries and will continue working on improving the road infrastructure.

Namibian Islands' Marine Protected Area project launched

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The Mayor of Luderitz has appealed to Namibians, and in particular coastal communities, to protect the country's marine ecosystem.

Benjamin McKay made the call during the launch of the Namibian Islands' Marine Protected Area (NIMPA) project at Luderitz.

The project is aimed at strengthening the management framework and improving livelihoods in these marine protected areas.

LPM calls for charges against arrested councillors dropped

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The Chairperson of the ||Kharas Regional Council, Josef Isaacks, has called for the charges against the Karasburg Mayor, the Management Committee Chairperson, and a staff member in the office of the Karasburg CEO's to be dropped.

Isaacks said this in a media statement following the arrest of the trio yesterday by the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Isaacks said the Karasburg Town Council did not conspire on charges, nor did the mayor abuse her powers to warrant the ACC's intervention.

Shivute to investigate allegations of job interviews conducted at night

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Otjiwarongo Mayor Gottlieb Shivute on Wednesday promised to launch an in-depth investigation into allegations levelled against his council officials for reportedly conducting job interviews for cleaner positions Tuesday night.

Shivute, upon inquiry on Wednesday, told Nampa that he received complaints that 41 candidates were interviewed for 17 vacant cleaner positions at the municipality.

"I am now out of town, but once I return, I will definitely look into that allegation and establish for myself whether the matter is real or whether it is a mere rumour," he said.

Contribution of informal businesses in Walvis Bay is valued- Forbes

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Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes says the contribution of informal businesses to the economy of the town is valued.

Forbes says it is for this reason that the municipality, together with the Erongo Regional Council, has identified a piece of land and will soon construct an open market to support informal traders.

The mayor says the population of Walvis Bay has grown exponentially as people from all corners of the country flock to the harbour town each year in search of employment opportunities.

Kavita Arts and Craft Park reopens

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The Mayor of Swakopmund, Dina Namubes, says informal trading plays a crucial role in fostering local economic development.

Namubes further highlighted its substantial impact as a catalyst for combating poverty and unemployment in rural areas.

She said this during the reopening of the Kavita Arts and Craft Park.

Kavita Park is strategically located at the heart of Swakopmund town, flanked by hotels and guesthouses, for the local community to exhibit their products to tourists.

Walvis Bay Maritime Festival

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Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes has emphasised the urgent need to take action to safeguard the wellbeing of the oceans for the benefit of forthcoming generations.

Forbes says the ocean plays a vital role in supporting life, ensuring food security, generating employment, and presenting limitless prospects for economic expansion and advancement.

Speaking at the opening of the Walvis Bay Maritime Festival, Forbes stressed that the blue economy encompasses an extensive array of sectors, spanning marine transportation, fisheries, renewable energy, tourism, and beyond.

Access to residential land and housing remains biggest barrier to homeownership

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The Mayor of Swakopmund says access to residential land and housing remains the biggest barrier to homeownership, not only in Swakopmund but countrywide.

Dina Namubes said this during the groundbreaking ceremony for phase 3 of the Build Together project in the town.

In January 2017, the Council approved the allocation of 150 erven at Ext. 26 to the Build Together beneficiaries and allocated them land at 7, 8, and 9 extensions.

The council, according to the mayor, managed to construct 70 of the 150 houses in two phases.