Otjiwarongo Municipality's budget approved
N$8 million be spent on land development, while N$9 million will go toward community and social projects.
15 April 2021 | Economics
As a council it is our mandate to improve the lives of our residents by not only supplying them with services. Godhard Hoko, Chairperson: The Otjiwarongo Municipality
The council in 2020 tabled a budget of about N$143 million dollars.
Chairperson of the Otjiwarongo Municipality management committee, Godhard Hoko, tabled the budget, which was unanimously approved by six other local authority councillors who attended the meeting, including Mayor Gottlieb Shivute.
Hoko in his official statement said before the budget was tabled, the municipality’s management committee and top officials engaged in extensive discussions and considerations in order to bring about meaningful change in the town.
“As a council it is our mandate to improve the lives of our residents by not only supplying them with services, but also by improving their living conditions,” he said.
Hoko said it was agreed that N$8 million be spent on land development, while N$9 million will go toward community and social projects.
The construction of a new fire station, the resealing and upgrading of roads and upgrading of public parking facilities and bus stop stations are also mentioned in the budget.
Hoko also announced a zero percent increase in rates and taxes during this financial year.
“The council will also continue to subsidise pensioners and recipients of government social grants on their monthly bills for water, sewerage and sanitation services provided by the municipality,” said Hoko.
The budget will be forwarded to the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni for final approval before it is implemented. - Nampa