City of Windhoek (CoW)

City to start with housing unit in informal areas

City to start with housing unit in informal areas

Tujoromajo Kasuto The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has called on Windhoek residents living in the informal areas to register for the construction of affordable houses, on Saturday, 13 August 2022. The Informal Settlement Upgrading project is an initiative of the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, in conjunction with the City of Windhoek (COW), NHE and the Khomas Regional Council. The initiative has constructed close to 400 houses since its inception in 2020. The NHE team will be stationed at Stop and Shop in Okuryangava, Katutura, from 08h00 to 12h00. According to NHE spokesperson Tuafi Shafombabi prospective clients…
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Matyayi, Lutombi final two for CoW CEO post

Matyayi, Lutombi final two for CoW CEO post

Eba Kandovazu THE City of Windhoek (CoW) has recommended current Otjiwarongo Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Moses Matyayi, and Roads Authority CEO, Conrad Lutombi, as the top two candidates for the position of CEO, Windhoek Observer Newspaper is reliably informed. A source at CoW reveals that the names of Lutombi and Matyayi have been forwarded to the Management Council, who will then forward a name for recommendation to the Council. Council, according to the source will then decide whether or not to accept the preferred candidate. The name will then be forwarded to the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus…
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CoW Mayor shines light on the land and housing workshop

CoW Mayor shines light on the land and housing workshop

Kandjemuni Kamuiiri City of Windhoek (CoW) Mayor Job Amupanda has called on residence and stakeholders of Windhoek to remain calm, patient and assured that Council is fully committed to address the pressing needs for land and housing in a systematic, financially viable, and sustainable manner. Amupanda’s call comes after 100 residents three weeks ago illegally grabbed land on the outskirts of the City and had to be removed forcefully by CoW and Namibian Police as they refused to evacuate the land grabbed. Addressing a media conference in the Capital on Tuesday, on the CoW’s Land and Housing workshop, the Mayor…
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CoW hunts for CEO

CoW hunts for CEO

Andrew Kathindi The hunt for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the City of Windhoek (CoW) has begun, Windhoek Mayor Job Amupanda has announced. Windhoek has been without a substantive CEO since 1 November, 2020, when former CEO Robert Kahimise resigned. “The ideal candidate should be both suitably qualified and experienced. That said and equally important: the incumbent CEO should possess and embrace innovative and progressive ethos required to execute and operationalise Council’s strategic intent,” said Amupanda. According to the Mayor, the process of filling the position of CEO of Windhoek is slated for conclusion by the end of September.…
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CoW appoints Acting CEO

CoW appoints Acting CEO

Andrew Kathindi The City of Windhoek (CoW) management committee has appointed its Human Capital and Corporate Services Executive, George Mayumbelo as the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the city. "Yes, they appointed Mayumbelo as acting (CEO)," Windhoek spokesperson Harold Akwenye told Windhoek Observer. This comes as former CEO Robert Kahimise has left the city’s employ after a rocky four years in charge. Robert Kahimise handed in his resignation earlier this year following a contentious relationship with councilors at the municipality. He also was engaged in many clashes with City Police Chief Abraham Kanime. The conflict between the two often…
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Kahimise open to staying at CoW …as his departure day looms

Kahimise open to staying at CoW …as his departure day looms

Andrew Kathindi The outgoing Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the City of Windhoek (CoW), Robert Kahimise says he may consider staying on as head of the municipality should council engage him, subject to certain conditions. This follows media reports that stated that the Swapo Khomas regional executive committee was trying to get CoW councilors to convince Kahimise to stay on. Quizzed on whether he would consider the opportunity to stay on should he be approached by Windhoek municipality councilors, the CEO left the door open. “That depends. I’ve handed in my notice, I’m serving my notice up to end of…
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CoW does not hold 5G licence – Kahimise

CoW does not hold 5G licence – Kahimise

Staff Writer The City of Windhoek (CoW) says it does not hold a 5G licence and has never applied for one with Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). The announcement by the municipality comes after CoW has been accused of having engaged Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei to partner in the role out of the fifth generation technology standard under its ambitious smart city initiative. “Council has never applied for a 5G Spectrum License with CRAN. You need a specific Spectrum License to operate a 5G network. There exist no 5G project approved by Council at the City of Windhoek and…
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Uutoni summons council over Kanime

Uutoni summons council over Kanime

Staff Writer The entire City of Windhoek (CoW) council was on Monday summoned to an urgent meeting with Urban and Rural Development Minister Erastus Uutoni to discuss developments at the local authority. Among issues discussed was the contentious reappointment of City Police Chief Abraham Kanime. In his letter requesting the urgent meeting, the minister said, “This communique serves to inform your good office that I would like to have an urgent meeting with the entire Council of the City of Windhoek to consult on the developments at the City of Windhoek. I request that you provide me as soon as…
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