Farm 37 residents will become land owners- Forbes

Although there are only communal services at Farm 37, on the outskirts of Walvis Bay, residents there have been urged to focus on the fact that they will soon become landowners.

Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes says there is enough land in the new township for all residents.

Farm 37 is less than 10 kilometers east of Walvis Bay. It was identified in 2016 as the solution to the shortage of housing land in the harbor town.

Since then, thousands of landless residents have been waiting for the council to develop the area.

Parents urged to be alert

A community educator at Walvis Bay, Hubert Mukosho, has urged parents to be more alert in picking up signs of substance abuse in their children.

Mukosho says when children are using illegal substances, they are most likely to switch their moods and personalities.

Sent to prison in 2009, Hubert Mukosho has become a community educator who graduated with an Honors Degree in Life-long Learning and Community Education. 

Walvis Bay battling to maintain its roads due to high volume of traffic

Walvis Bay is battling to maintain its roads and the high volume of international traffic, including trucks, transporting goods increases on the harbor town's roads.

This was highlighted by the town's Mayor, Trevino Forbes, during Council's first ordinary meeting.

 Forbes says the high volumes of international traffic, including heavy trucks, transporting goods have contributed to the roads being damaged. 

However, he says the burden of road maintenance and repair falls on the shoulders of the town's ratepayers.  

Erongo Region struggling to respond to medical emergencies due to a shortage of ambulances

The Erongo Region is struggling to respond to medical emergencies due to a shortage of ambulances at state hospitals.

Walvis Bay Mayor, Trevino Forbes, has expressed concern over the shortage of ambulances in the region, especially in the harbor town. 

"I have come to learn that the ambulance we are using here is borrowed from Omaruru, and it's also not working. It can't be that we are running our town like this. Namibia's industrial hub, a dilapidated hospital, no ambulances, and I can't stand by and watch as these public services deteriorate."

Senior citizens at Walvis Bay receive a meal and shopping voucher for Christmas

About 1,000 senior citizens at Walvis Bay each received a meal and a shopping voucher valued at N$300 as their Christmas gift.

The event was hosted by the Mayor of Walvis Bay, Trevino Forbes.

For some time, it was a joyous Christmas as they reconnected with old friends they hadn't seen in a long time.

Forbes stated that the elderly's wisdom and advice benefit communities and that the event was a token of appreciation.

IPC reaffirms to fight corruption come 2024

The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) believes it has what it takes to end corruption, come 2024.

Trevino Forbes, the party's vice president for the Erongo Region, stated this during a recruitment drive in Narraville, Walvis Bay.

"We are the party that puts principles above privilege. We are not faced with positions; we are faced with making a change. All of us standing here joined IPC because we saw the need for change. If everything had gone well, we would not have joined political parties, and we would have been happy."

Walvis Bay Municipality willing to assist fishing companies to build houses for their workers

Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes says the municipality is willing to assist fishing companies that want to build houses for their workers.

Workers' unions in the fishing industry and the Erongo Governor have repeatedly called on fishing companies to build houses for their workers.

This call was re-iterated at the Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister's annual address at Walvis Bay.

Forbes revealed that it is cumbersome for the council to get the permission needed to create new townships as there is no land available at the harbor town.

Walvis Bay Municipality secures N$23 million to construction promenade at Independence Beach

The Walvis Bay Municipality has secured a N$23 million deal with a Polish city to fund the construction of a promenade at Independence Beach.

Walvis Bay Mayor Trevino Forbes is set to lead a delegation of 11 people from the municipality to travel to Poland to sign an agreement with the city of Czerwonak.

The European Union will thereafter provide N$23 million to set up urban infrastructure at Kuisebmund's Independence beach.

Acting Chief Executive Officer David Uushona says the point is to replicate the existing promenade at the lagoon in Meersig.