NamPol investigating alleged fraud at Cheetah Housing Project

15 Aug 2013 09:10
WINDHOEK, 15 AUG(NAMPA) - The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)'s Commercial Crimes’ Unit is busy conducting investigations into the alleged housing scheme fraud reportedly taking place at the Cheetah Capital Community Resettlement Project (CCCR).
This was announced by the Head of NamPol's Public Relations’ Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi in a media statement availed to Nampa on Thursday afternoon.
“The Namibian Police Force is currently investigating the CCCR and its chairperson Sylvester Shipanga in connection with the alleged housing scheme fraud,” the senior police officer noted.
NamPol is, therefore, requesting everyone who may have been defrauded by this housing company to contact Detective Sergeant Victor Ngujapeua at (061) 2093274 or on 0812190384, or to approach their nearest police station.
The CCCR is involved in the construction of low-cost housing units for Namibians living in shacks across the country.
On 15 April this year, a groundbreaking ceremony was witnessed in Ongwediva, where this welfare housing organisation unlocked the doors to their first houses in the Oshana Region.
In the Erongo Region, the first houses were handed over to beneficiaries on 19 April this year at Swakopmund.
The beneficiaries of the houses would reportedly sign up with a minimum of N.dollars 2 500 to have their houses built by the CCCR Project.
Houses were being sold according to the clients’ income categories, with people earning N.dollars 1 000 and less qualifying for houses worth N.dollars 120 000.
Beneficiaries are expected to repay the project in 20 years, and the houses are unbonded, while the CCCR clients can put up a house as collateral.
Local English daily ‘The Namibian’ reported this week that Shipanga was arrested on Monday, two months after Morney Lucresia van Wyk laid a charge of fraud against him.
Van Wyk is claiming that she invested N.dollars 200 000 in a low-cost housing project offered by the CCCR in Windhoek last year.
The house allocated to her is, however, now subject to a dispute after another woman claimed that the erf on which it was built belongs to her son.