GOBABIS: Omaheke Regional Governor Rapama Kamehozu has expressed his willingness to work with traditional authorities to wipe out many of the region’s challenges such as stock theft and issues pertaining to general crime prevention.
Speaking during a familiarisation tour to Aminuis on Wednesday, Kamehozu said the role of traditional authorities in the fight against social evils besetting the region cannot be emphasised enough.
He underscored the importance of traditional courts in handling customary issues and encouraged traditional leaders present to ensure the activation of such courts and to make sure they remain operational.
Kamehozu said central government relies heavily on the input of traditional authorities and tribunals on issues pertaining to traditional feuds, cultural development, social aspects and illegal fencing amongst others.
He discouraged traditional leaders from sabotaging government plans for personal gain, pleading with them to not be the reason why government programmes and plans are not implemented.