Okahandja Municipality to discuss RedForce contract

The Okahandja Municipality will meet next week to discuss whether or not to keep its contract with RedForce Debt Management, says deputy mayor Akser Aupindi.

Aupindi says the municipality is in touch with the Walvis Bay Municipality to understand how they are dealing with the legal implications pertaining to their decision to discontinue the services of the debt collection agency.

“We want to have a look at all the documents in order for us to see how RedForce came to be operating here. We were supposed to have sat last week already but the chief executive officer (CEO) was not there. We cannot sit with an acting CEO on such matters,” Aupindi says.

“We want to make sure that the issue of RedForce is put to rest.”

RedForce is currently locked in a legal standoff with the Walvis Bay Municipality after a decision to discontinue the company’s services.

The Walvis Bay Municipality’s decision was stayed by a court order after RedForce challenged it in court, pending an urgent application.

In the meantime, a date for a special council meeting at Okahandja is yet to be determined, however, Aupindi says it could potentially be any time from 18 June.

“We are not required to call it within 42 hours as per the Local Authority Act, we can call the meeting anytime,” he says.

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