23 Sep 2013 05:10
OMARURU, 23 SEP (NAMPA) Omaruru residents have expressed delight with development programmes underway here through the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg).
Some residents told Nampa on Saturday that they are especially happy with the Build-Together Housing Scheme through which they can acquire houses.
Resident Nicodemus Tjiondo moved into his house last week Sunday.
The construction work on my house finished last weekend, so we had to move in. So far, I am busy painting the outside walls of my house, he said proudly.
Tjiondo, however, complained of a lack of funds for him to buy more paint in order to complete the painting of his outside walls.
Erna Kuzatjike and her children moved into their house last Tuesday, and said they are happy, but she too complained about a lack of enough paint for her house.
Omaruru mayor Vincent Kahua on enquiry recently said the town council last week distributed close to 40 containers of 10 litres each of colour paint to the owners of the Build-Together houses for free.
He admitted that one 10L container cannot cover one house completely, but said it was the councils contribution, and home owners also have to do their part.
The new houses are part of several projects underway at the town.
Omaruru deputy mayor Albertus !Naruseb told Nampa recently that 25 different streets of about 5.6 kilometres are being tarred in the Ozondje residential area, while over 150 low-cost houses are being built and residential and business erven being serviced.
Pedestrian pathways are also being fitted with interlock bricks, while a small bridge near Omaruru State Hospital is being rehabilitated and strengthened and a new dumping site created.
Other residents who were interviewed also expressed happiness with the development brought about by the town council.
Ringo Hoebeb, a teacher at the SI !Gobs Senior Secondary School said the Omaruru Town Council is doing a good job by developing the town.
He said it is impressing to see significant developments happening around Omaruru at once, compared to how the town had looked like three years ago.
He praised the Omaruru Municipality for creating job opportunities for the residents through the projects happening here.
Another resident, Jack Tjijahura working for the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in Omaruru said development throughout the town is visible and only traitors would be against it.
He said in the past five years only one tar road between the Kashana Lodge and the Omaruru Prisons was upgraded, compared now when the entire Ozondje township is being tarred.