UILIKA Nambahu was elected as Walvis Bay mayor for the 2012/2013 term – three years after her previous term in 2008/2009 before Derek Klazen took over from her.
In her acceptance speech, Nambahu said she would ensure that there were visible improvements in Walvis Bay through the completion of capital projects. She would also focus on land development – an issue she said remained the biggest challenge to the council.
“No resources should be spared to restore hope and dignity to our people by giving them access to land and affordable houses,” she said.
She said she would also commit herself to job creation for especially the youth. She intends to do this by fostering twinning relationships with developed countries to secure cooperation on skills training, trade and business links.
Benson Uakumbua remains the deputy mayor, while Immanuel Wilfred also kept his position as chairperson of council management committee.
Former Mayor Derek Klazen is now a member of the management committee, along with Paulus Kauhondamwa, Johanna Markus and Tony Raw (all Swapo).
The other councillors are Kaino Andre (Swapo), Gibson Goseb (United Democratic Front) and Joseph Shikongo (Rally for Democracy and Progress).