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Walvis Bay Municipality called to provide free land to schools and hospitals

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The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has appealed to the municipality of Walvis Bay to provide free land for much-needed services such as schools and hospitals at Farm 37.

He made this appeal during the Walvis Bay Seafers United Land and Housing Federation's launch of its Fishermen Village and Investment Trust at a fundraising gala dinner.

Uutoni says the government struggles to get land from local authorities, but their prices are very expensive, which delays development in some areas.

Charity walk for Walvis Bay Municipality's planned youth centre

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Windhoek resident Ray Sasman is on her way to complete a momentous task of walking 2,300 kilometres from Noordoewer in the ||Kharas Region to Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region.

Sasman set off the walk-themed 'Walk With Me' 13 days ago to raise funds for the Walvis Bay Municipality's planned youth centre.

Sasman says her mission is aimed at placing a spotlight on Namibia's youth and the resources, support, and opportunities they need to build a better future in which they can thrive.

Sasman arrived at Keetmanshoop on day 12.

Walvis Bay Municipality to start negotiations with Red Force 

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Administrators of the Walvis Bay Municipality say negotiations with Red Force will commence following the official termination of the contract on Wednesday.

Red Force, however, says the latest development is disturbing and comical because it violates the agreement between the two parties.

Over the past four weeks, Walvis Bay residents and all local authority councillors have ganged up on Red Force, which was appointed six months ago to collect more than N$300 million owed by residents in outstanding water debts.

Walvis Bay Municipality's decongestion plan

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The Municipality of Walvis Bay is looking at several strategies to decongest the suburb of Kuisebmund and reduce the risk of shack fires. This includes the introduction of rates and taxes for each shack on allocated plots.

Backyard shacks have become a source of income for the residents who rent them out, but they are also a source of despair for tenants when fires break out.

The mushrooming of shacks in the informal settlements has also, in recent years, been a headache for the municipality.

Walvis Bay homeless family receives a house

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A former homeless family of 11 at Walvis Bay is now the proud owner of a new three-bedroom house.

This is after the Walvis Bay Municipality and the Walvis Bay Rural Constituency came to the rescue of Johannes Hamutenya's family.

The house was donated to 18-year-old Johannes Hamutenya, who was born paralysed and is unable to walk or speak.

Hamutenya's mother, Justina Hamutenya, says her family has been without a proper house for decades as they moved from place to place in the harbour town.

RFA, RA & Walvis Bay Municipality partner up to ensure timely upkeep of roads used by cargo traffic

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The Road Fund Administration (RFA), the Roads Authority (RA), and the Walvis Bay Municipality have signed an agreement to upgrade and expand the road network leading to the port.

This is to ensure continuous and timely upkeep of the roads used by cargo traffic destined for local, regional, and international markets.

Namibia is positioning itself to become a gateway to the southern African economic market.

Walvis Bay Municipal workers protest against alleged bullying, mismanagement of funds

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Hundreds of employees of the Walvis Bay municipality staged a demonstration to express their dismay over the alleged bullying and mismanagement of public funds by the municipal council.

The employees marched through the streets of Walvis Bay holding up colourful posters with messages such as "No to Worker Victimization and Respect the Recognition Agreement".

This is to show their dissatisfaction with how the council is running the town's affairs. 

The staff alleges that the council bullies workers and has spent more than N$600,000 on unnecessary legal bills.