OSHIKUNDE, 30 MAR – Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga says Government maintained steadiness over the 28 years of independence in the development of the country and continues to bring public services closer to its citizens.
Mushelenga made these remarks whilst officially inaugurating the newly-built office of the Oshikunde Constituency in the east of the Ohangwena Region on Thursday.
He noted that some countries in Africa gained independence before Namibia, but still lack significant development programmes due to the instability they are experiencing.
Mushelenga pointed out that the establishment of a modern office for the Oshikunde Constituency demonstrates Government’s determination to ensure that all its people receive services without travelling long distances, like during the colonial administration.
According to him, inhabitants of Oshikunde previously travelled to either Okongo, Eenhana or Epembe constituency offices to access Government services and for their needs to be attended to.
This, Mushelenga said, has become something of the past now that a constituency office has been constructed specifically for them.
He appealed to the people of Oshikunde Constituency to safeguard their office against theft and vandalism.
Oshikunde is a rural constituency proclaimed in 2015 to cater for the Ohangwena communities, which are situated between the borders of Epembe and Okongo constituencies.
Lonia Shinana-Kaishungu is the inaugural councillor of the constituency and at the same time serves as a member of the National Council representing the Ohangwena Regional Council.