CoW management committee still incomplete

WINDHOEK: The City of Windhoek management committee remains incomplete as council failed to nominate office bearers to fill the two remaining positions on Thursday. The City of Windhoek chambers sat in silence at the call of District Magistrate Celma Amadhila to raise nominations from the council for the two remaining positions on the management committee. In December 2023, SWAPO party member Queen Kamati, alongside former city mayor, Joseph Uapingene who is a member of NUDO, were elected mayor and deputy mayor respectively, together with SWAPO party councilors, Fransina Kahungu, Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma and Austin Kwenani. The Council, at the time, failed to elect the last two office bearers, after some councilors walked out of the council meeting, while a few abstained from electing. City of Windhoek Chief Executive Officer, Moses Matyayi, at the start of the council meeting stressed the importance of having a complete management committee. 'The constituting of the management committee is quite critical t o the process, this process is legal it is a law and it must be abided to and complied with at all times, not only by the administration but by the leaders, in order to ensure the functioning of the institution continues accordingly. Without it, we will not be able to continue with the business process,' Matyayi stated. Affirmative Repositioning Movement Councilors, Job Amupanda, Ilse Keister-Elago and Landless People's Movement Councilor, Sade Gawanas, did not attend proceedings. Meanwhile, Kahungu raised concerns that last year at the first election session, a number of councilors indicated that they will not be available for Thursday's election session, yet the council carried on with the scheduled date. Amadhila has since adjourned the election to 08 February 2024. Source: The Namibia Press Agency