Posted: 19 Apr 2024

The envisaged economic and population boom will require large tracts of land to enable the Town Council to accommodate the aspiring investors, as the current townland size of 11 290 hectares is insufficient. The Minister of Mines and Energy Hon. Tom Alweendo [M.P.] in the company of technocrats from the ministry engaged Council on the 17 April 2024, with the aim of best understanding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats pertaining the desired expansion of town. The Minister was briefed on the vision of the Council and thereafter indicated that, ‘we need to understand that, our development agenda won’t work within the current framework and that we should reimagine the approach to our growth trajectory’. The Minister and his team in conclusion committed to ensuring that the Town Council receives all the necessary support from the national government in its pursuit of changing the economic landscape of the town and constituency.