Mayor’s Festive Season message

Although this festive season is not marked by the usual cheer that we are used to, we still need to be grateful that we have come this far. This past year has indeed been an eventful year, characterised by many challenges.

However, our community has been drawn together and stood as one during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our battle with this virus is not over as it remains a constant threat. Let us ensure that we continue to protect ourselves and our loved ones against COVID-19 by practising basic hygiene, social distancing and wearing masks when interacting with others.
I take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Walvis Bay for their support and co-operation during the year, even during difficult times. The cooperation we received especially through donations during the lockdown and the tragic fire incident at Otweya (previously known as Twaloloka) was a true testament of what we can achieve if we join hands. We look forward to your continued support in the future.
This being my first Christmas message as Mayor of our beautiful Walvis Bay, I would like to thank our residents for the opportunity to represent them. We look forward to providing improved quality of services and working together with various stakeholders and community members to try our best to meet the needs of our residents.
The cooperation displayed by all stakeholders in ensuring that the lives of our citizens become better is appreciated. To our valued employees, working throughout the festive season to ensure that service delivery continues undisturbed for our residents and visitors, we appreciate your commitment.
I call on those who will be travelling to be with their loved ones, to abide by the road safety regulations. Don’t drink and drive or text while driving. Stop and rest when you are tired.
Last, but not least, I’d like to bring the point home that the festive season is not only a time of joy and festivity, but also the time of year when we should look out for those who are alone, vulnerable, or without close family ties. May I ask you all to remember your neighbours at this time of the year, especially the elderly and those who live alone. Let this festive sea-son be characterized by the generosity, love and kindness for those who are less fortunate.
Enjoy your festive season with consideration for others and the environment.
On behalf of all of all councillors and municipal staff, I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2021.

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