The Central Business District of Swakopmund came to standstill as the Namibian Navy accompanied by Local Authorities within Namibia paraded through town to the Official Opening of the Namibian Local Authorities Sports and Recreational Association Games for 2023, graced by the Guests’ of Honour Minister of Urban and Rural Development Hon. Erastus Uutoni [M. P.], the Erongo Regional Governor Hon. Neville Andre, the Mayor’s of both Swakopmund and Walvis Bay amongst other dignitaries. The Games were launched under the theme “Local Authorities Employees Mental Health Matters” and will be hosted from the 22 – 26 May 2023, where Local Authorities will compete in various sports disciplines. This platform was established to develop and foster twinning, friendship, goodwill and cooperation amongst Local Authorities in Namibia. in our efforts to enhance service delivery and efficiency.