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Roads and Sewage
Karibib Town Council Chief Executive Officer
unpacking the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP)
I want to quote the Hon. Governor of the Great Erongo Region, Hon. Mutjavikua “Karibib is one of the
Towns in Erongo Region which is the flagship of Good Governance through effective and efficient
administration and must be seen as a best practice”.
Karibib is currently the only town in Namibia where all transport corridors are passing nl: Trans
Kalahari and Trans Caprivi high ways. The Council has in Karibib Ext: 6 availed;
Four Heavy Industrial Plots
Twenty Six Light Industrial Plots
Two Hospitality plots
There is already a feedlot industry to provide animal Feed to drought stricken farmers in and around
Karibib. If the above development is fully serviced, it will alleviate poverty through job creation.
The Council has also created opportunities through small Scale farming by availing our Town Lands
and preparing a new Extension for Farming and Food production.
This has emphasis on fighting poverty and hunger. The Council is subsidizing Pensioners and people
living with disability on Rates and taxes. The Council is also preparing to avail 35 Small Scale
Agricultural plots for Food Production to fight poverty and Hunger.
The Council has donated a Plot in Usab Ext: 4 to Ministry Poverty Reduction for the construction of a
The Council has approached three embassies to fund an Agricultural Project in Karibib which is at an
Karibib Town Council is busy servicing 305 Residential Plots, of which only the installation of
electricity is due. Karibib Town Council has also engaged different Private developers through PPP to
develop Usab Extension 3, Usab Ext: 4, Karibib Ext: 2, Karibib Ext: 3 and Karibib Ext 4 with total of
1087 Plots, unserviced. The Town Council Allocated 59 Residential Erven to the Shack Dwellers
Association in Extension 6.
Department: Local Economic Development, Environmental Health & Corporate Affairs.
This Department is the most integral arm of the council, which is tasked with different roles and
responsibilities ranging from; initiating, planning, attracting, marketing, retaining, regulating, and
collating with other stakeholders while creating a contusive environment for development within the
town of Karibib. The department consists of (3) divisions bellow herein:
1. Local Economic Development
2. Enviromental Management
3. Corporate Affairs
With regard to Local Economic Development, the Department has the function to spearhead the
initiation and promotion of local sustainable development through a coordinated business link with
different stakeholders, attract and support investments, retention and expansion of business in all
sectors especially the SME’s while creating employment opportunities.
In an effort to keep Karibib a healthier place of residence the Department has the responsibility to
continuously keep the town clean at all the time, while providing advice to the general public, possible
investors, visitors, government bodies and environmental consultants on issues related to health,
environment, solid waste management. Whilst, to uphold and to regulate business operations within
the parameters of health regulations.
Whereas, through its corporate communications branch, the Department has the mandate to serve as
the council’s liaison office with the general public, collate with the media, individuals and other
organizations on corporate affairs. It also have the responsibility to prepare, draft, contractual
agreements in accordance with all statutory requirements.
Department of Finance
The main purpose of this Department is to manage the financial affairs of the Council by formulating
the vision of Council into policies and ensure that the policies are executed in a sound and professional
The department is responsible for:
Billing and Revenue mobilisation
Cash Management and Financial Statements
Costing and Budgeting (preparation and monitoring)
Procurement and Creditors
Asset acquisition, insurance and Management
Department of Human Resources and Administration
The function of the department is to maximise the human capital capability and potential of the Council
by providing corporate direction in terms of human resources policies, strategies and the alignment of
people with business needs.
The HR services include talent management; business improvement; training and development; HR
systems and organisational design; remuneration; conditions of services; and benefits and employee
The core mandate of HR is to deliver the right people, with the right skills and competencies, at the
right time and in the right place. We work collaboratively to ensure that the Council’s biggest assets “its
skilled and experienced employees” are motivated and fully engaged. HR needs to work in partnership
with line managers and employees to ensure that their work, skills and personal aspirations are
Department of Planning and Technical Services
The Technical Service Department administers the Town Planning, the Zoning Bylaws, the National
Building standards, the National Fire Code, the Occupancy and Maintenance Bylaw and numerous
other Municipal bylaws. It also provides the technical support services to enable planning, design and
construction of approved Municipal Capital Projects such as sewers, roads, sidewalks, buildings,
Constructions, Project Planning and Design, Development Control, and Complaints Handling.
The daily activities includes reporting to the Management Council, processing of Building Plans,
Occupancy and Development Permits, Utility Pole Permits, Subdivision applications, requests for
zoning changes, as well as answering general inquiries from residents and from other Departments.
Miscellaneous activities includes the revision and updating of standard drawings, maintenance of the
streets, and providing support to all other departments.
Various sections within the Technical Department:
This section is responsible for the maintenance of the existing bulk infrastructure in the town such as
attending to all the pipe burst: sewer line blockages and fresh water lines burst and maintaining the
road infrastructure. This section is also responsible for the removal of refusals
Emergency Response Unit.
This section is responsible for mitigating and responding to the emergencies around Karibib town. Our
Emergency Response Unit is equipped with the modern infrastructure to handle any fire related
emergencies, Vehicle accident related emergencies and any other emergencies.
Town Planning Section
This section is responsible for the planning of the future expansion of the town, areas to be proclaimed,
zoning, and Subdivision applications.
Building Inspection Section
This section deals with handling and approving of the building plans, as per the guide of the National
building standards. It also do inspection on the actual construction of buildings within Karibib town.
Is tasked with administering the selling and leasing of the council immovable property.
Mr:Lesley Grand Goreseb - The
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Saara Ilovu :Manager Local Economic
Development, Environmental Health & Corporate
Ms Yvonne Mupetami
Manager: Finance & Asset
Mrs Emely Tjombumbi
Manager: Planning and Technical Services
The envisaged infrastructure development includes:
Private Medical Hospital
Business Park, etc.
Light and heavy industrial
The four extensions comprises of:
943 Single Residential Plots
25 General Residential
52 General Business
6 Local Authority plot
40 Open Space
26 Light industry
6 Heavy Industrial
International Cooperation and Relations
The Council has approach the Embassy of Botswana to propose a twinning agreement with a town in
Botswana of which they have agreed. Karibib will twin with a town called Sowa in Botswana soon.
The Karibib Town Council also a proposed to twin with a town in Sweden. Our Embassy in Sweden is
busy facilitating a twining agreement.