Ongwediva council budgets for housing projects

05 Apr 2014 10:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 05 APR (NAMPA) – The Ongwediva Town Council has recently completed a water and sewer reticulation project at the town’s new Efidi Proper residential area at a cost of over N.dollars 14 million.
Ongwediva Mayor Jason Asino said this whilst presenting his council’s 2014/15 budget at the town on Thursday.
“This project is aimed at securing land for immediate and future expansion of our residential developments, particularly for our low to middle income earners,” he stated.
Asino said a cadastral survey will be conducted to further complete the council’s residential development efforts to eventually pave the way for the establishment of Efidi Extension One.
He noted that the council will establish and develop Efidi Extension one to the tune of N.dollars 391 304 during the 2014/15 financial year.
Efidi Proper and Efidi Extension One are situated in the south-east of the town on the way to Ondangwa.
The mayor at the same time revealed that his council has budgeted more than N.dollars 652 000 for the carrying out of a detailed survey and environmental impact assessment at the Omatando village in the north of the town for the purpose of another township establishment.
Asino pointed out that the survey and environmental impact assessment to be carried out at Omatando will culminate in the formalisation of that village with possible provision of municipal services there in the near future.
Omatando is the area where the Ongwediva Town Council some three years ago attempted to demolish several houses it deemed illegal.
An angry group of house owners and other members of the community of Omatando prevented the town council from demolishing their structures.
The Ongwediva Town Council has also put aside N.dollars 217 391 in its 2014/15 budget to re-survey the town’s informal settlement called the Reception Area in order to restore proper demarcation of erven there.