The district government of Münster has taken on around 150 new tasks over the past few years, said District President Andreas Bothe at his authority's New Year's reception. The reason for the mountain of tasks: the number of crises that have dominated everyday life for some time, from Corona to the flood disaster and the Ukraine war. And the need to react to it “as an operational arm of the state government”.
One should not let the omnipresence of difficulties block one's view of the future, he said. "We have to overcome the crisis mode, because the future is not something that you can only manage." Rather, it is important to shape it. "Let's hook each other up. A good way is to strengthen the regional sense of belonging.”
200 guests attended the reception. The wind orchestra of the Paulinum Gymnasium played, carol singers collected donations, and the chimney sweep guild sent representatives. And then Bothe also promised to increase the visibility of Westphalia in the state capital Düsseldorf. If in the end 2023 doesn't go as hoped for Münster - the district government has certainly given everything.