Otjomuise residents receive occupation certificates

15 October 2020 | Infrastructure

The City of Windhoek issued Certificates of Acknowledgement of Land Occupation to 20 residents of the Otjomuise informal settlement on Wednesday.
Speaking at the handover, Khomas Region Governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua said that during 2019, the Windhoek city council of approved the development and upgrading policy to guide the management, formalisation and upgrading of fast-growing informal settlements in the city and committed itself to issuing a minimum of 20 000 certificates of acknowledgement of occupation by the end of 2020.
This, she said is an ongoing programme that has and will continue to benefit residents of other informal settlements in Tobias Hainyeko, Moses //Garoeb and Samora Machel constituencies respectively.
“The 20 certificates that were issued today are just some of the 730 to be handed over to other Otjomuise residents. It symbolises council efforts in ensuring that all residents of Windhoek have a decent place to call home,” she said.
She noted that the CoW will continue to ensure that funds are made available for the important projects such as these.
The issuing of land delivery, provision of affordable housing and creation of liveable conditions in the informal settlements, she continued saying are challenges that can only be addressed if people join forces. So far, council has issued 1 300 land occupation acknowledgement certificates in Windhoek informal settlements. – Nampa

Similar News

 

Desalination plant ‘could answer prayers’

6 days ago - 19 February 2021 | Infrastructure

A new desalination plant that would cost N$8.7 billion could be the conventional long-term water source solution to the growing demand for water in Namibia’s...

City admits that waiting list for land is vulnerable

1 week ago - 16 February 2021 | Infrastructure

The City of Windhoek’s land application waiting list is vulnerable and can be tampered with, the City’s strategic executive for housing, property management and human...

Title deeds planned for Epako residents

1 week ago - 14 February 2021 | Infrastructure

The Gobabis Municipality is looking to issue land title deeds to about 800 residents in the Freedom Square informal settlement in Epako, mayor Elvire Theron...

Overhaul for local airports

2 weeks ago - 11 February 2021 | Infrastructure

Namibia Airports Company (NAC) chief executive Bisey |Uirab said the company plans to invest over N$1.3 billion in infrastructure development across all eight airports in...

Road works ahead

2 weeks ago - 07 February 2021 | Infrastructure

The City of Windhoek announced that road works for the construction of a slipway to the Truck Port in the capital's southern suburbs, would commence...

Nam boasts best roads again

1 month - 25 January 2021 | Infrastructure

For the fifth consecutive year, Namibia retained its position of having the best roads in Africa.According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitive Report...

Brush and broom factory planned for Windhoek

1 month - 18 January 2021 | Infrastructure

Windhoek • [email protected] Namibia’s industrial production capacity being constrained and not being as competitive asother countries, one company decided to change the status quo.Nambrush, a...

City takes a look at flood-prone areas

1 month - 11 January 2021 | Infrastructure

Windhoek Mayor Job Amupanda and members of the City of Windhoek’s (CoW) disaster risk management division on Saturday assessed flood-prone areas in informal settlements in...

Charcoal facility planned for Witvlei

2 months ago - 11 December 2020 | Infrastructure

Windhoek • [email protected] Namibia is planning a charcoal and briquette storage, processing and packaging facility atWitvlei.According to a non-technical summary (NTS) document, the project is...

Regional council completes most water projects

3 months ago - 17 November 2020 | Infrastructure

Water provision projects in the Omaheke region funded under the 2019/2020 drought relief programme have mostly been completed, despite some experiencing delays. According to a...

Latest News

Ombudsman tackles CLS favouritism

25th of February 17:20 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] John Walters has launched a legal challenge against a Cabinet decision that he argues is unlawful and prejudiced in favour of Namibia’s...

Big boxing this weekend

5 hours ago | Sports

Middleweight boxer, Lucas ‘The Demolisher’ Ndafoluma, is ready to take on Simion Tchetha of Malawi for the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa title on...

Municipal audit soon

5 hours ago | Local News

The City of Windhoek (CoW) announced that as from 8 March, staff will be conducting a municipal service audit.The aim is to verify that information...

Activists say no to Okavango...

5 hours ago | Environment

A group of environmental activists held a protest in Windhoek earlier this week, demanding a moratorium on the oil drilling project in Okavango Delta until...

August 26 embroiled in food...

6 hours ago | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] defence ministry and two of its August 26 for-profit companies are suing former Windhoek mayor Matheus Shikongo and his company for breach...

Make sure ‘work from home’...

6 hours ago | Opinion

Windhoek • Corlia KotzeAs the new normal requires people to continue working from home, one needs to take the time to review portable work devices...

Chill with Windhoek Express

6 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Recurring events• 07:00 Bio-Markt / Green Market at the Stephanus Church (Dr Kenneth Kaunda Street) in Windhoek until 12:00.• 08:30 The weekly Inspire Market features...

Should you fix before you...

8 hours ago | Life Style

Those whose homes are in ill-repair face a complex decision when deciding whether to list as is or fix the property before it goes to...

Special education protocols non-existent

1 day - 24 February 2021 | Education

Namibia has no protocols in place to identify, diagnose and support learners with special education needs (LSEN), a report on the Namibian Examination and Assessment...

Load More