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Honourable Ignatius Kariseb, Regional Councillor for Kalahari Constitutency, has been re-elected as the Chairperson of the Omaheke Regional Council during an extraordinary Regional Council meeting during which the election of the Management Committee was held. The meeting took place in Gobabis on June 12, 2018.
The other two members re-elected to the Management Committee are Honourable Raphael Mokaleng of Okorukambe Constituency and Honourable Erwin Katjizeu of Otjinene Constituency.
The election was done in terms of Article 109 (3) of the Namibian Constitution, as amended, which requires members of the Regional Councils to elect, from among themselves, members of the Management Committee every two years and six months. The term of the previous Management Committee which was elected on December 4, 2015 ended on June 3, 2018.
In his acceptance speech, the newly re-elected chairperson, Honourable Kariseb, said the Regional Council, under his leadership, will continue to invest in the quality of life of its constituents by improving service delivery to uplift their living standards and reducing extreme poverty.
He further informed the electorate that the Regional Council was working on modalities to improve the condition of the houses in the region and implement rural development programmes.
Honourable Kariseb revealed that an amount of N$83,3 million has been allocated by the National Planning Commission for the construction of service infrastructure in all the settlements and growth points in the region, namely Buitepos, Epukiro Post 3, Tallismanus, Summerdown, Aminuis, Omitara, Corridor 13, Tsjaka, Drimiopsis and Eiseb 10 during the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, from 2018/2019 to 2020/2021.
Gobabis Magistrate, Eden Iyambo, presided over the elections.