Khorixas residents eagerly waiting to engage Geingob

24 July 2019 | Government

Residents of Khorixas in the Kunene Region are impatient to meet with President Hage Geingob during their town hall meeting, which has been postponed until August this year.

The meeting was initially scheduled for Tuesday but has been postponed to 14 August by the Office of the President due to other commitments.

Acting Chief Regional Officer of the Kunene Region Kisco Sinvula, who chairs the organising committee for the event, said the committee is also still busy preparing for the meeting.

One of the town's residents, 28-year-old Rehabeam !Gawiseb said he cannot wait to meet with the president.

“We the young people want to discuss certain matters with him,” he said. !Gawiseb said these matters include youth unemployment and slow development at Khorixas. !Obo Schlepper, 24, on his part explained that besides the construction of a new shopping mall and a vocational skills development centre underway at the town, government should also look into improving the condition of roads in Khorixas. “During the town hall meeting I expect to also hear how government intends to benefit us with its national tender programmes so that youth unemployment can be reduced and so the transfer of technical skills to the local people can take place,” said Schlepper.

Another resident, Elizabeth Gawises, said she expects the residents to be brave enough when engaging the Head of State to discuss issues such as blockage of the local authority's sewage networks which has allegedly for many years posed health hazards at various local schools and streets. “This issue has been troubling us for many years because the local authority has failed to resolve it, maybe if we bring it out at the town hall meeting the president will use his influence to find a solution to it,” she said.

The meeting will take place at the Eddie Bowe Primary School hall.



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