Mayor applauds ­A-Team's volunteerism

29 March 2018 | Local News

Ondangwa mayor Paavo Amwele has applauded his team of special advisors for the job well done, saying things in the town are moving in the right direction, thanks to them.

In 2016 Ondangwa became the first town to appoint an A-Team of special advisors, after President Hage Geingob did the same at State House when he took over the presidency on 21 March 2015.

Amwele said his A-Team are volunteers who have the interests of Ondangwa at heart and choose to assist the town to move forward.

“For the past two years the team has assisted the council by means of volunteering their skills and professionalism for the love of their town. There has been no special budget for this team, as they are working on a voluntary basis. Everybody can see that things in Ondangwa are moving in a right direction,” Amwele said.

The council appointed a group of 17 advisors in sectors such as health, sport, business, education, youth and religion, as well as tradition.

The health advisors are Helaria Nautende, who is the head of Oluno clinic and Dr Akutu Munyika, the acting medical superintendent at the Onandjokwe intermediate hospital, who is also a general surgeon.

The sport advisors are Fire Vatilifa and Mirjam Naanda, while John Akapandi Endjala, Andreas Ngula and Robby Amadhila are advising the town on business matters.

Enos Namupala from the Rössing Foundation and Walde Shapaka, the principal of Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Senior Secondary School, are the education advisors, while Ester Sakaria and Ngolo Nakale are assisting the town with youth matters and Hilma Negumbo and Julia Kapia are the gender specialists.

In terms of religion, Pastor Stefanus Shingwedha of the Onguta congregation and Pastor Lamek Nambahu of the Oshitayi congregation are the town's advisors, while Eino Shondili Amutenya, a senior member of Ondonga Traditional Authority and Hilma Shipena Ngula are advising it on traditional matters.

“This group has a committee and they always meet and report to the council on their proposals and suggestions. The annual cleaning campaigns that we run every year are part of their initiatives. We are lucky to have dedicated people in the town,” Amwele said

The group was first introduced on 14 January 2016 and have remained the only members of the A-Team since then. Amwele however called on anybody with any advice that can assist the town council to come to his office.

He said apart from the A-Team, he also goes into the community to listen to their advice.

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