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In accordance with the Local Authorities Act, Act 23 of 1992, the Mayor of Windhoek is the political head of Council and its Chairperson. Like other elected municipal leaders in Namibia, the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Windhoek have no executive powers and perform their duties on part time basis.
In carrying out this mandate the Mayor is assisted by a five Management Committee members and the Chief Executive Officer and heads the political arm of the City.
Under current legislation, the role of the Mayor is largely a ceremonial one, however, takes political responsibility for a city. For this reason, the day to day administration of the Office of the Mayor falls under the Office of the Chief Executive Officer.
By provision of the Act the Mayor is conferred with supervisory powers over Council in terms of policy direction and execution of all development programmes and projects in the City.