Ondangwa launches five-years strategic plan

The Ondangwa Town Council will spend more than N.dollar 850 million to implement its five-year strategic plan that will include the upgrading of infrastructure such as roads and sewerage system.

The strategic plan stretches from 2023 to 2028, with council requiring approximately N.dollars 200 million annually to implement several developmental activities over the period.

Ondangwa Chief Executive Officer, Ismael Namugongo, said the plan is aimed at strategically directing, monitoring and evaluating the council’s overall performance in line with the government’s Vision 2030.

Namugongo made the remarks while speaking at the launch of the town’s strategic plan for the period 2023/28, on Friday.

He indicated that they want to tackle developmental related matters in the town in order to be an engine of industrialisation and sustainable development.

‘We are aware of our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that we have in Ondangwa as a whole and need be addressed at all levels,’ he said.

Some of the issues identified, Namugongo highlighted, include stakeholders engagement, infrastructure development such as roads electricity, sewer and water.

With regards to road infrastructure, Namugongo indicated that the key issues requiring attention include a need to construct roads in informal areas and access roads to schools and offices with the town boundaries.

Meanwhile, the construction of a road road passing through Oluno will be done to fully address the congestion of roads in town and addressing the issue of no roads master plan for the town.

Further, Council also target to upgrade roads to bitumen standards in their old locations and work on maintaining of infrastructures for streetlights and in area which experiences water interruption, power outages and have heavy gravel roads to improve service delivery.

Council will also put extra focus it’s credit policy that was not fully implemented, as a result residents owe the Council N.dollars 85 million as at the end of June 2022 in municipal services.

Chairperson of Management Committee Julia Kapia, noted that the strategic plan is a continuation of the work that they have been doing over the past years.

Kapia indicated that having a good document alone does not guarantee success, but it depend on how well they are implementing their plans.

She stressed that executing the strategies and achieving goals as contained in the plan will depend on the strategic foundation of the town council.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency