Clearing of land starting in Goreangab on Friday

30 Jul 2015 17:00pm
WINDHOEK, 30 JUL (NAMPA) – Members of the public should bring their shovels, rakes and other equipment to take part in the first day of the land clearance exercise in Windhoek's Goreangab area on Friday.
Affirmative Repositioning (AR) spokesperson, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma sent out this invitation on Thursday while he and a technical committee consisting of members of the AR movement, Government and municipal officials were marking off plots in the Goreangab area to pave the way for the first land clearing exercise in the capital.
“We, the technical team are now busy marking off the various plots to be cleared tomorrow. This is the land that needs servicing and will be made available for clearing. You do not need to be on the AR list to take part in the clearing exercise - everybody can come,” he stated.
The mass urban land servicing project is part of the agreement between the AR movement and Government where a commitment to service 200 000 erven countrywide was made last week Friday.
The land clearing exercise was slated to take place as from Wednesday but will now only commence here on Friday. The Goreangab area is the first to start, according to Nauyoma.
A massive urban land servicing project was earmarked for the capital, Oshakati and Walvis Bay from 29 July until 05 August 2015.
This is just the sequence of where the clearing will start as all towns in Namibia will have a share in the 200 000 plots and land will be serviced accordingly.
A month ago, the AR extended an invitation to engineers, architectures, quantity surveyors, land surveyors, town planners and other related professionals to serve in coordinating committees to clear the land.
Meanwhile, President Hage Geingob visited Walvis Bay and Oshakati on Tuesday as part of a pilot project where he also inspected land in the area of Goreangab Dam and the Cimbebasia residential area that could be serviced to meet the nation’s demand for housing.
The housing backlog currently stands at 100 000. The AR applicants stands in the excess of 50 000 while the housing lists of municipalities range between 50 000 to 100 000.