OTJIWARONGO: The Municipality of Heusden in The Netherlands today donated second-hand medical equipment valued at over N.dollars 10 million to the Otjiwarongo Town Council.
The Heusden Municipality has been in a twinning social welfare agreement with the Otjiwarongo Municipality since 2003.
Otjiwarongo Municipality Executive Manager for Strategic, Community Services and Economic Development, Agatha Mweti said during the handing-over ceremony that her municipality will, in turn, donate the same medical equipment to the Otjiwarongo Private Medical Practice Centre.
The equipment include a sonar machine, baby incubator, medical examination beds, wheelchairs, bicycles, walking aids, medicine cabinet and clothes.
Otjiwarongo Municipality deputy mayor, Archillaus Namaseb received the equipment from the Heusden Municipality representative, and at the same time handed it over to the Otjiwarongo Private Medical Practice Centre.
Taxi drivers in Otjiwarongo will henceforth not only have to obey traffic rules, but will also be expected to keep their vehicles and themselves clean while doing so.
The Otjiwarongo Municipality’s traffic department yesterday announced that it will start fining untidy taxi drivers operating in and around the town N.dollars 1 000, while dirty taxis will also cost the drivers N.dollars 1 000.
Senior Superintendent in the traffic department, Lesley Kauatjama made the announcement at a meeting with the taxi drivers at the Orwetoveni Municipality assembly point yesterday, saying various fines were decided on by the Otjiwarongo Town Council on 28 August this year.
The taxi drivers also have to pay an annual transportation fee of N.dollars 500 for proper control over the taxi industry at the town.
He said more than 270 taxis currently operate in Otjiwarongo, but his office is only aware of 130 registered taxis.