Smaller municipal budget for Otji

There will be no increase in municipal rates and taxes for 2021/22.

16 April 2021 | Economics

The council of the Otjiwarongo municipality on Tuesday approved the local authority’s 2021/22 capital and expenditure budget of more than N$131 million.

The council in 2020/21 tabled a budget of about N$143 million.

The chairperson of the Otjiwarongo municipality management committee, Godhard Hoko, tabled the budget which was unanimously approved by six other local authority councillors, 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.

PROJECTS

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 per cent 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

Similar News

 

Trade surplus with China contracts

12 hours ago | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – China remained Namibia’s biggest export destination in March, but unlike a year ago, the destination clinched the top position because of re-exports...

Africa Briefs

12 hours ago | Economics

Zim inflation to fall to 55%Zimbabwe's central bank said it expects annual inflation to further decline and reach a low of 55% by July.The bank...

'Open Namibia-Angola border'

12 hours ago | Economics

The continued closure of the Namibia-Angola border due to measures put in place to combat Covid-19 obstructs the legal free movement of people and goods...

Home not for ‘those who want to hustle'

12 hours ago | Economics

Elizabeth Dilts Marshall - Working from home does not work for everyone, especially those who want "to hustle," JPMorgan Chase & Co's chief executive said...

More than N$10 bn in debt holidays

1 day - 05 May 2021 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – Commercials banks last year granted clients severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic debt relief to the tune of N$10.3 billion in total.About...

Africa Briefs

1 day - 05 May 2021 | Economics

Zambia, Angola ink oil pipeline dealZambia and Angola have signed an agreement aimed at constructing a pipeline for the transportation of finished petroleum product between...

A decade of solar plants at Tsumkwe, Gam

3 days ago - 03 May 2021 | Economics

TSUMKWE – The 10-year-old Tsumkwe and Gam solar plants continue to provide reliable electricity supply to the settlements of nearly 6 000 people.The two solar...

CoW to install traffic lights in Katutura

3 days ago - 03 May 2021 | Economics

The City of Windhoek (CoW) has secured N$1.6 million to install traffic lights at three different intersections in Katutura, including the four-way at the Havana...

Consumer crippled by debt

6 days ago - 30 April 2021 | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – Out of every N$100 disposable income in 2020, consumers on average could call only N$10.90 their own as they owed N$89.10 in...

Ongwediva road upgrade faces delay

6 days ago - 30 April 2021 | Economics

ONGWEDIVA – The Ongwediva town council has terminated a tender awarded to Neu Olulya Trading to upgrade Church Street to bitumen standard, following non-performance on...

Latest News

Trade surplus with China contracts

12 hours ago | Economics

Jo-Maré Duddy – China remained Namibia’s biggest export destination in March, but unlike a year ago, the destination clinched the top position because of re-exports...

Govt ‘forced’ NTB into Kora...

12 hours ago | Justice

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The legal team of Kora All Africa Music Awards founder Ernst Adjovi says the Namibian Tourism Board (NTB)...

N$278m payment for Air Namibia...

12 hours ago | Transport

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKGovernment has paid part of N$278 million reserved for ex-gratia payments to...

Africa Briefs

12 hours ago | Economics

Zim inflation to fall to 55%Zimbabwe's central bank said it expects annual inflation to further decline and reach a low of 55% by July.The bank...

Kora exposing political rot

12 hours ago | Opinion

The ongoing Kora trial is not just a civil matter between two parties contesting contractual interpretations and millions of dollars lost.Preliminary evidence points to a...

Pappa Chef winners announced

12 hours ago | Business

Yochanaan Coetzee - The exciting Channel 7 and Checkers Pappa Chef competition is in full swing, with ten excited winners each walking away with N$1...

'Open Namibia-Angola border'

12 hours ago | Economics

The continued closure of the Namibia-Angola border due to measures put in place to combat Covid-19 obstructs the legal free movement of people and goods...

No corruption at fisheries –...

12 hours ago | Ministries

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKNew fisheries minister Derek Klazen says the ministry is not plagued with corruption, contrary to public opinion.He made the comment...

UN highlights midwife shortage

12 hours ago | Health

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKA recent United Nations (UN) report has raised alarm over a...

Load More