290 Otjiwarongo streets without names

15 September 2020 | Local News

Ester Kamati

OTJIWARONGO



Of the nearly 490 streets in Otjiwarongo, including 99 in an informal settlement at the town, only about 200 have been named, mainly in the central areas of the town.

This means about 290 streets remain without names, the town's CEO Moses Matyayi confirmed.

The CEO said this is inconvenient for travellers or others visiting the town, as it means residents cannot give an exact address where they live.

A committee responsible for naming streets and extensions at the town submitted their suggestions to council, however, they were rejected. The council was then tasked to come up with themes to guide the committee to make it easier for them to come up with a list the council will approve.



Heroes, veterans suggested

Deputy mayor Moderatha Shaduka suggested that Namibian heroes and veterans should be honoured by streets being named after them.

She added that the environment can also be a guiding factor, including using animals or plants that are common to a particular area.

She further advised that different languages can be used, and also suggested that post-independence councillors should be honoured as well.

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