The town of Oshikuku will for the coming 12 months operate on a budget of N$40,325,492.57, of which N$14,03 million will be spent on capital projects.

Oshikuku Mayor Ms Julia Endjambi on 24 May unveiled the budget of one of the smallest towns of Omusati Region, highlighting the various achievements of the Oshikuku Town Council during the past 12 months.

“This budget is being tabled taking into account what Council has achieved in the current financial year budget ending 30 June 2024,” Endjambi said.

Endjambi stated that during the budget of the outgoing financial year, the Council executed or is executing the following capital projects: Council completed and commissioned the Catholic Mission Road; Council graveled two streets in Extension 2; Council constructed a sewer reticulation network in Extension 9; Council upgraded a street to bitumen standard in Extension 2; Council constructed a stormwater channel in Extension 2 & Proper; Council rehabilitated sewerage ponds; Council allocated 23 residential plots to the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia and eight to the Build-Together Scheme; Council erected street name signs; and the Council procured a vehicle.

“Ladies and gentlemen, Council is committed to the development of this town. Therefore we continue serving our community with dedication and commitment to ensure that all budgeted and on-going projects are executed as well as to attract investors to our town.

“Among the planned projects in the new 2024/25 budget are: the construction of services infrastructure pump station at Extension 9, the upgrading of roads to bitumen standard, the rehabilitation of oxidation ponds, the construction of the cultural heritage centre phase 4, the construction of gravel roads at Extension 4, the construction of a public ablution facility at Extension 2, the construction of a public park phase 2, the relocation of the dumpsite, and the establishment of the sport field.”

Once the budget is given the ministerial greenlight, Endjambi said, the Council intends to continue “advancing residents centred development and service delivery” with the objective of transforming Oshikuku into a residential hub of Omusati Region.

“We therefore urge you to join us in ensuring that this budget is implemented and that collectively we develop this town to become home to everyone.

“In line with our collective motto, we say ‘Let’s Go Home.’”

In the photo: Oshikuku Mayor Julia Endjambi seen at the handover of plots to shack dwelling residents earlier this year.