PDM's Muharukua promises open door
The new Opuwo Rural constituency councillor has urged the people of Opuwo to work with him and to avoid infighting.
07 July 2021 | Politics
The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate for the Opuwo Rural constituency by-election, Uakaisiua Melchizedek Muharukua, says he will have an open-door policy in order to properly serve his constituents.
The constituency held its by-election on Friday for the constituency councillor position that became vacant after the death of councillor Uaurikua Kakuva in April.
Muharukua won the by-election with 2 330 of the 3 451 votes cast.
He is followed by Swapo's Kazepanda Tjambiru with 486 votes.
Nudo's Hariki Maundu garnered 414 votes, Rikambura Kaiho of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) received 141 votes and 80 votes went to Kaihepere Tjituri of the Independent Patriots for Change (IPC). In a telephonic interview on Monday, Muharukua thanked the voters and promised to address their issues.
He urged the people of Opuwo to work together with him and to avoid infighting, as it slows down progress.
“They should call me anytime. I know Opuwo is a vast area but I will make time to visit them and hear some of the challenges which include hunger and poverty, unemployment, poor network coverage and road infrastructure,” Muharukua said.
Muharukua said he expected the voters to work together with him to tackle some of these challenges.