|Municipal Services (After hours)|
|Customer Service||081 124 0726|
|Credit Control||081 122 0850|
|Environmental Officer||081 124 3527|
|Media Liaison||081 124 8999|
|Parks & Cemeteries||081 149 8761|
|Plumber||081 122 0809|
|Public Health Services||081 124 1009|
|Resorts & Tourism||081 124 3537|
|Roads & Building Control||081 122 0809 or 081 129 9702|
|Solid Waste||081 129 9316 or 081 128 8316|
|Sport Facilities||081 124 0401|
|Sewerage||081 128 8324|
|Water Disruptions||081 128 8328|
|Erongo RED Services (After hours)|
|Electricity||081 129 3875|
|Other Emergency Services (After hours)|
|Ambulance||081 129 6280 / 0859555|
|ISOS||200 200 or 081 707|
|E-Med Rescue||081 924|
|Police||219 048 or 10111|
|NAMPOL Traffic||081 202 8391|
|Municipal Traffic||081 122 0821|
|Fire Brigade||081 122 0833 or 081 122 0888|
|G4S||213 922 or 081 922|
|Sea Rescue||208 2221 or 081 129 6295|
|Namport Fire & Port Control||208 2221 or 208 2265|
|Namibia Defence Force||219 411 (Rooikop)|
|Tourism Info Centre||081 128 6713|
|Pharmacies||081 124 1405|
(ABC Pharmacy at Welwitchia Hospital remains open until 20:00)
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The current Office Bearers
Council Meetings are held on every last Tuesday of the month at 18:00, either at the Civic Centre Council Chambers or the Kuisebmond Council Chambers. Residents, members of the public and the media are welcome to attend these meetings. During these sessions decisions pertaining to land development, the municipal budget and staff matters, municipal bylaws and all other decisions that affect the future of Walvis Bay and its residents are voted on. Typical issues that are submitted for review include land rezoning, large scale developments, shebeen applications,
Members of the public are not allowed to intervene or speak during these proceedings, but councillors, as representatives of local community constituencies, may request that a particular submission be refered back to MC for further discussions.
Election of Office Bearers
Office bearers are elected during Regional and Local Authority Elections, held every five years. These elections are based on the party-list system, where residents vote for the political party of their choice. The participating parties field and rank their candidates for office bearers during the election campaign. Parties designate their top candidates to represent the party on the municipal councils in proportion to their number of seats. The swearing-in of the new office bearers are presided and ratified by a magistrate.
To be a Municipal Councillor does not require any special qualifications, except being on the top 10 list of a political party (that as gained a seat on the council) as well the conviction, dedication and passion to bring about development and upliftment for the benefit of Walvis Bay and its residents.
The various councillor portfolios (Mayor, deputy mayor etc) are nominated and voted among the office bearers themselves annually. A councillor can therefore be elected as Mayor and may serve in that position for a number of years if he or she is re-elected. These proceedings are carried out during a public council meeting.