Open spaces needed in Swakopmund
Gabi Woermann from Swakopmund writes;
President Pohamba and the Minister of Regional and Local Government Housing, Jerry Ekandjo, demanded that the local authorities and stakeholders keep open places in suburbs and town centres.
Both these honourable gentlemen see this to be a social responsibility towards the public. This is a very strong demand (besides the uplift of the DRC) were their concerns in both their speeches at the Inauguration of the New Municipal Building of Swakopmund on Friday 27th April 2012.
Jerry Ekandjo went as far as to demand 10 hectares per suburb for open places and public toilet facilities in every street. The latter matter should bear also reference to the CBD of Swakopmund as no public toilets exist in Swakopmund CBD.
We all understand that investments are essential to the development of a town and country, and that new buildings have to be erected with enough parking facilities for the public, but that this should be done in the right places in order to keep Swakopmund as a desirable holiday and tourist destination and a town where people want to live and work.
Concerned residents of Swakopmund were delighted to understand that the highest authorities in Namibia demand that open spaces are kept for the society and future generations.