institute for Public Policy research - BRIEFING PAPER - LocaL and RegionaL goveRnment in namibia
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institute for Public Policy research - BRIEFING PAPER - LocaL and RegionaL goveRnment in namibia

9 November 2022

Summary

Community Presence and Access to Information – does the LA/RC possess an operational office space that is accessible to residents? Are residents able to attend council meetings and do they have access to meeting agendas and minutes, online or otherwise? How responsive was the LA/RC to the IPPR’s request for information, including the completion of its questionnaire? 2 3 The transparency and accoun. [...] - With the exception of the ‘Home’ tab which provides a brief town biography, mission and values, the functions of the Finance Department, Town Engineer, Environmental Health Department, and the Build Together Programme, none of the other tabs are operational. [...] Road Maintenance - In February 2021, residents complained about the recurring issue of potholes, mak- ing many of the town’s roads impassable, despite the allocation of funds by the Roads Fund Administration to KMTC in order to perform essential maintenance. [...] - In May 2022, LPM lost its attempt to get the High Court to rescind a previous judge- ment in which it ordered the party to reinstate two members withdrawn from Mari- ental TC due to accusations of accepting bribes in respect of the sale of land by the council and collusions with Swapo members. [...] - To address the lack of vacant land in the town, the municipality recently completed a project to formalise Extension 9 at Nomtsoub with water, sewer and road networks to the cost of N$25 million.

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