Land applications through CoW an ongoing process: Amukugo

03 Sep 2015 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 03 SEP (NAMPA) – The number of land applications submitted through the City of Windhoek (CoW)'s customer care office in Katutura increased in August due to the land clearing exercise currently taking place.
In August alone about 250 land applications were received compared to June and July with 100 applications each.
This was revealed by CoW spokesperson Joshua Amukugo during a media briefing here on Wednesday.
The clearing of land forms part of the Massive Urban Land Servicing (MULS) project that involves the servicing of 200 000 plots countrywide, following a recent agreement between the government and the Affirmative Repositioning movement.
Some people spend the night at the office for registration the following day.
The City of Windhoek has thus decided to restrict land applications to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to allow their officials to do other work.
He advised members of the public not to overnight at the customer care office or show up in masses, because the land application process is ongoing; it started long ago before the land clearing agreement.
The requirements to apply for land from the CoW are a copy of the applicant’s identification document (ID); a copy of their latest payslip or a police declaration for those who are self-employed indicating their income. The applicant’s gross salary must be between N.dollars 500 and N.dollars 8 000; and if married the couple should provide copies of their IDs, payslips and their marriage certificate.
Only Namibians are allowed to apply.
“Our customer care centre in town receive land applications for prospective land purchasers earning more than N.dollars 8 000. We do receive applications on a daily basis, though the frequency of submissions may differ from time to time,” Amukugo noted.
He stressed that the registration is only open to first-time buyers, and not for applicants who own or have previously owned a house in Windhoek.
Amukugo indicated that people who registered before this programme or the MULS project commenced should not re-register as the City has the names of all applicants in its database.
During a meeting with President Hage Geingob in July, Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua told the president that the City received about 18 000 applications through the AR movement's mass applications. The City has its own waiting list of about 26 000 applicants that goes back as far as 2004.