Ongos owner blames city ... says he has sold the land for N$70m

August 11, 2015, 5:48am

Ongos owner blames city ... says he has sold the land for N$70m


A PROPERTY developer who owns the farm offered to the Windhoek municipality for N$100 million has blamed an executive at the council for blocking the deal.

Hendry Derks, the owner of Farm Ongos 38, told The Namibian on Friday that Ludwig Narib, the manager at urban planning and property management at the municipality, is responsible for defying council resolutions.
Derks said he sold the same land for N$70 million to private developers.


2 000 cases against police

MORE than 2 000 criminal cases were opened by civilians against members of the police, excluding the Windhoek City Police, between 2013 and 2014.

There were 14 023 police officers in the police force during this period.
An annual report released by the police for the 2013/14 financial year says criminal cases against police officers are on the increase.
According to the report, the actual figure is 2 075 cases, which represents an increase of 1 003 cases compared to 2012/13.


Repatriation of heroes ongoing, Geingob

BUKALO Village councillor Charles Siyauya has asked government to repatriate the remains of fallen struggle hero Greenwell Simasiku Matongo from Angola.

Matongo was a People's Liberation Army of Namibia (Plan) fighter, who died in combat during a clash between the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita) and South African forces at Onjiva in Angola on 15 June 1979. Plan was the Swapo Party's military wing.
Matongo hailed from the Zambezi and his unmarked grave is at Onjiva in southern Angola, 35 kilometres from the Oshikango border post. A high-density suburb in Windhoek was named in his honour.

The Namibian