SWAKOPMUND, 08 DEC – Erongo Regional Council Chairperson, Hafeni Ndemula has commended the partnership between the regional council and stakeholders in the region, which he said has helped development.
Ndemula expressed these sentiments during the launch of the Erongo Regional Council’s five-year strategic plan for the years 2017/18 – 2021/22 here on Friday.
“A solid partnership is regarded as a cornerstone of development and the Erongo Regional Council subscribes to the notion of inclusivity,” he stated.
The chairperson said during the formulation of the strategic plan, the council considered stakeholder consultation a key priority and as indicated in the plan, consultations were widespread within the region.
“Much of what we have achieved in recent years has been because of partnership,” he said.
Ndemula added that the strategic plan reinstates the commitment to sustainable development in the region through economic progression, social transformation and good governance.
The regional council has in the plan guaranteed focus on, amongst others, infrastructure in settlements, access to potable water and management of sewage and financial management.
It also provides a roadmap for the regional council’s vision of being one of the most progressive regions in Namibia by building on previous years’ experiences.
“The plan also expresses the future aspirations of all the stakeholders of the council,” Ndemula said.
Chief Regional Officer Ludmilla Doeses emphasised the importance and benefits of strategic planning, as well as understanding its benefits.
She said the process of turning strategies and plans into action to achieve objectives, is one of the Erongo Regional Council’s aims and objectives.
“We are going to carefully create a vision for implementing the plan by ensuring that everybody knows what the end results should be and why it is important, as well as establish a clear image of what the plan is intended to accomplish,” Doeses said.
The regional council, during the same event, also launched its customer service charter.
This, according to Doeses, is to ensure that staff members are mindful of how to handle customers, suppliers or organisational resources. – NAMPA