New Freedom Park suburb for mass housing programme

21 Apr 2015 12:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 21 APR (NAMPA) – The residential plots which are being serviced at Freedom Park in Otjiwarongo is intended for Government’s Mass Housing Programme.
“When the mass housing concept was introduced in 2013 we did not have serviced land. This new residential area which is being serviced will be availed for this noble idea,” the Otjiwarongo Municipality’s Public Relations Officer, Adelheid Shilongo said on Tuesday.
The Government’s Mass Housing Programme was officially launched in the capital in November 2013 by then President Hifikepunye Pohamba.
Through the programme, Government intends to build more than 180 000 affordable houses countrywide by the year 2030.
Shilongo told Nampa in an interview on Tuesday the servicing of land kicked off last Wednesday. A total of 330 residential and appropriate industrial plots will be serviced at this new location by the Nexus Group’s civil division.
The Otjiwarongo Municipality has set January 2016 as due date for Nexus to complete the servicing of land.
Approximately N.dollars 29 million is expected to be spent on this land servicing exercise, Shilongo stated.
The town’s spokesperson said the sale of plots will be conducted as soon as the servicing is completed.
The Nexus Group’s civil division site agent, Gert Labuschagne on Monday said the digging of trenches to conceal sewerage and water pipelines underground is at an advanced stage.
In addition to digging trenches for sewerage and water pipelines, the company is also installing street lights and creating new roads.
Labuschagne said all technical activities on the site are progressing as planned.
Nexus has 30 workers on the site, while three sub-contracted local companies have 93 labourers in total.