GOVERNMENT remains committed and determined in brining services closer to the people, especially to less privileged and formally disadvantaged members of the society who find it difficult to access services.
Martin Andjaba Minister in the Presidency made the remarks during the official inauguration of the Oshana Regional office of Veterans, Marginalized and disability affairs on Friday.
“The completion of the facility will serve the veterans of the liberation struggle, persons with disabilities and people from marginalized communities in the region,” said Andjaba.
Oshana Region is home to 3 007 veterans of which 1 567 are women and 1 440 are men.
He explained that veterans of the liberation struggle residing in the region will now be able to access services such as monthly subvention grants, product funding, housing, medical assistance, education and training grant, counselling services, funeral assistance and erection of tombstones among others.
Andjaba called on all that are tasked with responsibility of rendering services to the people to ensure that they live and abide by the principles that have been set as an institution, which are outlined in the Veterans Affairs Service Charter.
Andjaba than called on the staff members who will be manning the office to ensure that is kept clean at all ties and that under no circumstances should vandalism and theft of government property be tolerated.
Speaking at the same occasion, Governor of Oshana Elia Irimari said government is committed to building essential infrastructure to improve the living conditions of the people.
“There is no doubt that this office will ensure effectiveness and efficiency in bringing the government services closer the veterans of Namibia’s liberation struggle,” said Irimari.
Furthermore, Irimari urged every Namibian to participate fully in the process of nation building and the transformation of the society by embracing the good values, in order to forge a common identity of One Namibia, One Nation.
The government has invested some N$ 11 million into the construction of the new office, which stated in the financial of 206/17.