Welwitchia struggles with land in Windhoek

09 Aug 2017 08:00am
WINDHOEK, 09 AUG (NAMPA) – Mayor of Windhoek, Muesee Kazapua said the allocation of land to Welwitchia University (WU) in the Namibian capital is high on the Windhoek Municipality’s agenda.
Kazapua revealed this to Nampa during an interview on Tuesday.
“I am aware of the institution’s application for land in Windhoek since 2013 and Council is considering that as a priority,” said Kazapua.
This, according to him, will add value to the health sector, which at the moment is faced with a challenge of being understaffed.
The university is operating from the Lafrenz Industrial Area with another campus in Nkurenkuru, Kavango West Region.
WU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Scholastika Iipinge told Nampa the institution is planning to establish its main campus at Kombat in Otjozondjupa Region, as they have been trying in vain to get land in Windhoek.
She said the WU will still have branches in Windhoek and Nkurenkuru.
Iipinge said the WU will soon launch two additional Bachelor’s Degree programmes that will encompass research and innovation in the disciplines of Computing, Accounting and Finance.
Last week, the WU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Commission on Research Science and Technology (NCRST), aimed at enabling planned collaborative enterprise research, development and training activities.
The NCRST’s acting Chief Executive Officer, Enid Keramen told Nampa the MoU will remain in force for a period of three years.