Houses, drought relief food not campaign strategy

18 June 2019 | Infrastructure

People should not see houses built for them as a way for the ruling party to campaign for the upcoming election, but rather as development brought by government for its people, Berseba constituency councillor Dawid Boois has said.

He made the remarks at the handover of two houses built under the House of Hope initiative, established by the local business community at Bethanie, on Friday.

“Even the drought relief food is not a way of campaigning for the upcoming election as many see it, but is for the betterment of our people. Houses are built for the restoration of our people's dignity,” he said.

Earlier in an interview with Nampa, Boois said his office will build 16 houses for elders at Snyfontein near Berseba which will cost N$836 000.

Boois said there are plans for the construction of a rural development centre at Snyfontein which will serve as a multipurpose structure for the inhabitants of the settlement and surrounding areas.

“The centre will be used for youth to acquire skills, there will be accommodation just like at other youth centres and halls,” he added.

Sixty toilets will also be constructed at Berseba and 30 at Kosis under the Harambee Prosperity Plan.

The Berseba constituency is blessed with underground water and land, he further said, adding that the youth can use these natural resources to benefit themselves and others.

“There is enough land for every person in the constituency to own a portion, the youth can use this to start a garden or even farm with chicken or goats,” he said.

Boois suggested to the youth to get into the business of making coffins as there is no one doing it within the constituency and getting it from elsewhere is costly.

“Coffins really drain us, we have to get them elsewhere and transportation is very costly, we can assist with the start-up capital,” said Boois.

He further condemned the impression by some from his constituency that he only helps those of the same party as him (Swapo), or from the same clan, saying he was voted for “by the people, for the people” to bring change to them.

“Many say do not go to Boois because he is of a certain political party or from a different clan, he will not help you, but I am here for the people so people must approach my office,” he added.

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