/Goagoses vs residents

Fears abound that conflict between the Rehoboth leadership and residents could spin out of control.

24 February 2019 | Government

Rehoboth • Jemima Beukes

While it seems some Rehoboth residents are praising the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development's (MURD) representative in the Rehoboth Town Council, Nathalia /Goagoses, others do not share the sentiment.

/Goagoses announced that the first phase of the Reho Spa renovations are expected to start on 26 February. “We are now using our savings and we are also assisted by the ministry to start the new phase of renovations. If we can source a really good contractor then we can start as soon as possible,” she said. An expression of interest for the first phase of renovations to the resort has been issued last month.

She said the RTC has managed to save a few bucks following a robust crackdown on local businesses and residents who have for years failed to pay their accounts.

/Goagoses has repeatedly assured the town's residents that she is incorruptible and will hunt down those who owe the council money.

She is widely praised for her non-apologetic approach and for on taking the town's big business and even government ministries.

“I have disconnected their services and they came in and made arrangements. Even Education came to make arrangements. I have disconnected their services of the police station and some service stations,” she said. “Our revenue stream has really improved. We are now able to make arrangements with NamPower and NamWater which we could not do for years,” she said.

On the flip side

But a local activist and community journalist, Johan Morkel, accused /Goagoses of peddling “lies” and failing the community. In his Volkster newspaper Morkel alleges that /Goagoses, who promises an open-door policy, is never available for meetings with local residents.

“Instead, they are greeted with a dictatorial approach and their pleas for proper sanitation are ignored. Lives and the health of residents are put at risk because of this attitude,” he said.

According to him the town's roads have not been graded for months and livestock is roaming in the town with no efforts from the council to address it.

Morkel also accused /Goagoses of threatening him and failing to give him an audience.

/Goagoses on the other hand, said she is not willing to have an audience with a drunken and disrespectful person.

“I asked him to put his questions in writing and send it to the Public Relations department. How do I deal with such a person if he is also not willing to follow the right channels?”

Similar News


CoW budget approved

1 week ago - 06 September 2019 | Government

Windhoek • Yolanda NelA N$4.65 billion operational budget of the City of Windhoek was approved by the line ministry, with expected expenses budgeted at N$4.52...

Have your say about the city

1 week ago - 05 September 2019 | Government

As from Saturday (7 September), the city of Windhoek is hosting a series of informative and consultative meetings in the capital to explains its programmes...

Save water – or else, City of Windhoek warns

2 months ago - 07 July 2019 | Government

An increase of 5% on the majority of water tariffs along with a drought tariff structure came into effect on 1 July after approval by...

Reho soek inwoners aan stuur

5 months ago - 14 April 2019 | Government

Rehoboth • Yolanda NelDie soektog duur voort vir 'n geskikte kandidaat om die pos van uitvoerende hoof van die Rehoboth dorpsraad te vul. Intussen is...

Gobabis spog met junior dorpsraad

6 months ago - 17 March 2019 | Government

Gobabis • Yolanda Nel Die Gobabis dorspraad spog vir die eerste keer met ’n junior dorpsraad wat uit 12 leerlinge van drie plaaslike skole bestaan.Volgens...

CoW backtracks on water bills

6 months ago - 10 March 2019 | Government

After many residents queried their high water bills, the City of Windhoek has undertaken to rectify the backdated charges of single household consumers.“A water scarcity...

Okahandja sit met hande in die hare

7 months ago - 03 February 2019 | Government

Yolanda Nel • OkahandjaDie uitvoerende hoof van die Okahandja-munisipaliteit is gefrustreerd oor raadslede wat nie ingehuldig word nie.“Die raad is verdeel,” het me. Martha Mutilifa...

City's capped budget safe for residents

7 months ago - 03 February 2019 | Government

Jana-Mari Smit • WindhoekRural and urban development minister Peya Mushelenga confirmed this week that the painstaking and nearly six-month approach he adopted before he approved...

Christmas lunch for Windhoek’s elderly

8 months ago - 17 December 2018 | Government

Windhoek’s mayor last week hosted a Christmas lunch for the city’s elderly residents at the Katutura multipurpose centre field.Speaking at the event, mayor Muesee Kazapua...

Town planners want ad requirements altered

9 months ago - 03 December 2018 | Government

Yolanda Nel - Your neighbour plans on erecting a three-storey dwelling next door that will block your view.The person across the street wants to rezone...

Latest News

Lewcor buys Elizabeth Bay Mine

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Business

Namdeb today announced that it sold its Elizabeth Bay Mine and associated marine assets as a going concern to a member of the Lewcor Group,...

New owner for Bytes Technology

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Business

Altron Rest of Africa (Altron ROA), a division of JSE-listed technology company Altron, announced the sale of a minority stake in its subsidiary, Bytes Technology...

Hey millennials, listen up!

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Economics

About 30 years ago, purchasing property was a no-brainer. However, millennials have been taught to question everything, including whether real estate is the best investment...

This boy is on fire

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Sports

Yolanda Nel With two older brothers that are well-known in the spinning community, it is no wonder their younger brother is following in their footsteps....

Going for gold

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Banking

Last night, Bank Windhoek launched their Selekt Gold offering with the aim of providing the market with a relevant, holistic financial solution.The Selekt Gold offering...

Barok uit die boonste rakke

3 days ago - 12 September 2019 | Art and Entertainment

’n Orrelkonsert met die musiek van Bach, Handel en Corelli is Vrydag, 27 September in die Christuskirche te hoor, wanneer die Suid-Afrikaanse konsertorrelis en vakkundige...

The world is your (shopping)...

4 days ago - 11 September 2019 | Business

After introducing the DHL Africa eShop app in April this year, it is now also available in Namibia.Since its launch, the app has seen its...

Think pink!

4 days ago - 11 September 2019 | Health

Breast and cervical cancers remain a serious concern in Namibia, with 2 474 cases of breast cancer that have been reported to the National Cancer...

Commemorate together

4 days ago - 11 September 2019 | Health

World Lymphoma Awareness Day is commemorated on 15 September every year and is dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer....

Load More