Oniipa council moves into new building
The town council of Oniipa has managed to build its new headquarters with only N$23 million, which includes construction and consultancy fees.
10 June 2020 | Government
As from Tuesday next week, the Oniipa town council will start serving its customers from its new N$23 million building.
Since its proclamation in 2015, council has been operating from the Elcin church building.
In 2018, council awarded the contract for the new office building to Shivute Construction, a local company co-owned by former Brave Warriors striker Eliphas 'Safile' Shivute.
Town council CEO Junias Jacob says the 18-month project was funded by the urban and rural development ministry and was completed on time.
“The contractor has done a very good job for us. This is a modern building and I hope it is a conducive environment for our employees and customers. It comprises of 17 offices on its three wings, a boardroom, stores and a cash hall,” Jacob says.
“We have achieved what we wanted to achieve by turning the plan into a physical facility by using only N$23 million for both construction and consultancy fees, which is unbelievable.”
Jacob says the building is ready for occupation and the council has started moving in.
“We started moving in today [Tuesday] and we will be done by Monday next week. That means by next week Tuesday we will start serving all our customers from this new building.”