Sheya holds governor’s leadership orientation workshop at Opuwo

Sheya holds governor’s leadership orientation workshop at Opuwo
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Kunene Governor Marius Sheya has urged regional councillors to put aside their political preferences and disagreements and to instead enhance collaboration among themselves to better serve the needs of residents.
Sheya, while addressing a two-day governors’ leadership orientation workshop that commenced in Opuwo on Wednesday, said councillors must comprehend what their roles are and be prepared to make sacrifices while practising good ethical governance.
He said councillors should take the time to know their members’ capabilities, the source of income in their various portfolios and how they can achieve those components at a 100% rate.
“As leaders, we may disagree, but we should do away with voting on reaching certain agreements, we should not sabotage each other but rather find amicable solutions collectively even if it means we have to discuss for the whole day,” Sheya stressed.
He also advised the councillors to be enthusiastic in lobbying for funds, and to do away with fights with their chief executive officers, as this will only deter development.
“When we work together, hope shall prevail and collective solutions can be found,” he said.
Sheya further informed the gathering that his office receives N$116 000 per year from the government to cover administration costs and projects, among other obligations. Of that amount, N$16 000 is for the governor’s entertainment purposes, which, however, is being diverted to community projects.
He also stated that when the economic opportunity arises, the regional leadership should make sure that the inhabitants of Kunene are the first to benefit, particularly in terms of awarding of tenders and recruitment processes.
During the meeting, participants are expected to share their capital projects, predicaments and recommendations while also collectively finding means of developing the region.
The meeting is being attended by officials from various government offices, ministries and agencies, regional councillors and local authority councillors.
It ends on Thursday.