The Governor of Oshana Region delivered today the State of the Region Address (SORA) at Oshakati, in which he gave a report on both the central and regional governments’ developmental activities during the past 12 months.

Governor Elia Irimari stated that despite the rough situation which the country had to go through as a result of Covid-19 “the state of Oshana Region remained strong.”

“Unfortunately, the fight against Covid-19 is still ongoing,” he said, “we should not be complacent, but we should continue to protect ourselves and others through vaccination and observing health measures.”

Although stating that the problem of corruption at the regional level has to be addressed “as it has potential to undermine integrity of our governance system, corruption has no place in our country and should therefore not be tolerated in Oshana Region,” the Governor however did not say how many cases of corruption have been reported to the Anti-Corruption Commission.

However he pointed out that violence against women continued to escalate in the region, “of which more than 489 Gender Based Violence cases and 75 rape cases were recorded for the year 2021/2022.

“I urge all stakeholders to assist the police in ending violence against women and children in the region.”

Irimari broke down his SORA by giving a rundown on projects and activities in sectors such as economic advancement, infrastructure development, human capital development, and social progression.

In the infrastructure development category he touched on transport infrastructure, education infrastructure, energy infrastructure, regional capital projects, rural development programmes and urban development.

The State of the Region Address was attended by the political leadership of the region and leaders of various central government institutions represented at the regional level.

In the photo: Oshana Governor Elia Irimari delivering his State of the Region Address.