New IPC councillor joins Otjiwarongo local authority
After the death of IPC councillor Lee-Ann Liebenberg, the IPC nominated Fearika Elizabeth Botha to serve on the town’s council.
23 September 2021 | Politics
The Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) has nominated Otjiwarongo constituency chairperson Fearika Elizabeth Botha to serve on the local authority council following the death of IPC councillor Lee-Ann Liebenberg in July.
Botha was sworn-in at the municipality chambers by Magistrate Karrel Muyeghu on Tuesday.
Following Liebenberg’s death, the IPC was requested to nominate a candidate to fill the position on the council as stipulated in the Local Authority Act. In a short ceremony, the incoming councillor took the oath of office and was welcomed to the local authority.
Municipality CEO Moses Matyayi welcomed her, urging that she and all the other councillors adhere to the oath they took.
“You are formerly welcome to the house and we congratulate you,” he said. Matyayi further encouraged the local authority councillors to always adhere to the rules and regulations of the Act, and the law.
He said there will be expectations from the electorate who voted the council into power.
“Sometimes there will be demands that are coming in and it may be looked at as if they [councillors] are not doing anything, but as member of council, they must at all times adhere to specific laws and regulations, rules and policies that are guiding the institution.”
Botha joins the town’s mayor Gotlieb Shivute and Swapo councillors Godhard Hoko, Julienda Kampungu and Hilde Noreses as well as Landless People’s Movement’s Sebeteus Guiteb and Popular Democratic Movement’s Maritz Laubscher.