03 February 2015 | Short News
Okahandja appoints acting CEO
The Okahandja Town Council’s management committee appointed has Berem Kaurimuje as acting chief executive officer of the municipality. Management committee chairperson Samson Mieze said the decision was made last Friday to appoint an acting CEO after former CEO Frans Enkali exited the municipality. He said Kaurimuje will be the acting for the next three months, until the end of May. Mieze said the town council is certain that the acting CEO will be able to carry out his duties, as he is familiar with the municipality’s dealings derived from the experience he gained when he headed the electricity department previously. A management committee meeting is also scheduled this week to discuss issues that need to be addressed in the town. The vacant position for a CEO is still to be advertised.
Swakop council meeting turns sour
Councillor Uahimisa Kaapehi walked out of the first ordinary council meeting of the Swakopmund Municipality due to a disagreement with a fellow councillor. The meeting took place last Thursday.
Kaapehi, an ordinary member representing the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo), raised an issue regarding the decision by the municipality’s management committee to rent out the municipal cafeteria to Estelle Broodryk Hankey, trading as The Peanut Gallery. He stated that Hankey should not be allowed to lease the cafeteria as her company’s business certificate expired on March 31 last year, and it had not been renewed since. Kaapehi suggested that the matter be reviewed for fairness towards the other two companies, being Tyetu Trading Enterprises cc and Anne’s Caterers. However, council chairperson mayor Juuso Kambueshe noted that the matter had already been discussed, and a decision was taken to lease the cafeteria to Hankey. He explained that the management committee recommended that Hankey must renew her business certificate before leasing the premises. “Honourable councillor, your time is up. You can raise the issue at other platforms,” Kambueshe stressed. Kaapehi, however, continued to state his point, but the mayor proceeded to the next item on the agenda. “It is not fair at all. I am raising a point, but you deny me the opportunity to do so. I will walk out so that you can continue with your meeting,” said Kaapehi as he left the chambers. Kaapehi said Kambueshe was supposed to ask for objections first, and if there were any, the matter should be reviewed.
-Reports by Nampa