Habberge district – at the start of the new year, habberge district administrator wilhelm schneider addresses the burghers. His personal assessment: "for me personally, the year 2014, with the election as district administrator of the district of habberge, was a very exciting year with many and good human encounters, new experiences and special challenges. My new task gives me a lot of pleasure." Committed people and families, home health and civic engagement, for which he is very grateful, schneider writes.
These active citizens "make our county more attractive and brighter. A good example are the many church, association and voluntary initiatives that are concerned about the care and integration of our asylum seekers and refugees. The accommodation of asylum seekers is a major challenge for the district office and our district administration. Our task is to help people arrive in our midst, so that we don’t just talk about them, but above all with them. "
For the district office, the district administrator describes, everyday counselors are active who have been able to converse with many asylum seekers in one of their languages and who help them to make first impressions in germany.
An important starting point in the district is to accommodate asylum seekers decentrally in smaller accommodations. Growing into the local structures is easier that way. "First examples prove that this way is right. It is very important to us that asylum seekers feel welcome in our county and can settle in well here. We want to help the refugees and should see the influx of these people, who have left their homeland due to war or persecution for political, religious and other reasons, not as a burden but as an opportunity."
Schneider sees the expansion of broadband supply, the further development of the opnv, the energy turnaround, the construction of the animal shelter, the renovation of the schools and the securing of the hospitals as challenges.
Schneider appeals: "we can only be successful if we pull together for our common goal: to shape our home so that it is an attractive place to live for young families, but also for our seniors, and so that we remain an important location for our companies and businesses."