Opuwo – In a gesture of appreciation, Opuwo Mayor Rosa Mbinge-Tjeundo has lauded some senior citizens of Opuwo for their consistent payment of monthly water bills, rates, and taxes. The commendation was made during the council’s end-of-year pensioners’ ceremony on Wednesday, which recognized the elderly for their valuable contributions to the community.
According to Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), the pensioners’ commitment to fulfilling their financial obligations sets a commendable example for the community, fostering a sense of civic responsibility essential for the town’s growth. She highlighted that their diligence in paying bills sustains community operations and facilitates improved services and amenities.
The mayor underscored the impact of these responsible actions, stating they lay the foundation for Opuwo’s development and enhance the quality of life for all residents. She encouraged the senior citizens to continue their exemplary conduct in bill payments, emphasizing that such collective efforts enable the council to ensure the town’s ongoing development and provision of essential services.
Lucius Kaare Mupya, chairperson of the council’s management committee, also addressed the gathering. He cautioned residents, especially the elderly, about the process of land purchases, warning against fraudulent deals that could lead to financial losses. Mupya advised following proper procedures to avoid being victimized by dishonest land sellers.
He reiterated the council’s focus on all inhabitants, including the elderly, and called for collective efforts to improve Opuwo. Mupya stressed the importance of being responsible citizens, advocating for collaboration in building the town rather than engaging in destructive actions.
In a gesture of gratitude, the council distributed food parcels to 170 elderly individuals. The parcels, worth a total of N.dollars 28,000, included essential items like maize, sugar, soup, cooking oil, beans, coffee, and tea, symbolizing the council’s appreciation for the seniors’ contributions to the community.