The Namibian (Windhoek)

Namibia: Khorixas Cold-Shouldered By Central Government

THE Khorixas Town Council has submitted numerous projects for funding to the central government in the last ten years, but only one was successfully completed, a delegation of the council told the governor of the Kunene Region, Joshua //Hoëbeb, on Monday.

The delegation, consisting of the mayor, Tryphosa Moloto, management committee chairman Erwin /Howoseb, management committee member Elvi Essau, Khorixas constituency councillor Sebastian !Gobs and human resources head Eben Xoagub, were in Opuwo to brief the governor about the challenges faced by Khorixas.

They told the governor that Khorixas has so far not benefited from the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg).

The delegation said only one project funded by the central government, for the servicing of 185 residential erven in Extension 7, was completed in 2010.

Projects for the provision of basic services in informal settlements, provision of electricity for low-cost houses and newly developed areas, road maintenance, rehabilitation of the water network, the establishment of an old-age home, upgrading of the cemetery, fencing of the dumpsite and the servicing of business erven were submitted to the government through the Kunene Regional Council and the Ministry of Rural and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development.

//Hoabeb told The Namibian that he welcomed the visit of the Khorixas delegation to his office.

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