Omatando residents affected by formalisation to be compensated

10 Jan 2018 14:00pm
ONGWEDIVA, 10 JAN (NAMPA) – Residents of Omatando whose mahangu fields are affected by the formalisation of the township, will be compensated as soon as negotiations between the owners and Ongwediva Town Council are finalised.
The town council’s corporate communications officer, Jackson Muma in a media statement issued Wednesday said negotiations for compensation will commence as soon as possible.
The council has asked for cooperation during the exercise.
“The OTC is still busy with the formalisation of eight extensions in Omatando, a process that is being expedited to ensure the fast delivery of formalised land to the community,” he said.
Omatando township consists of a mixed developmental plan that includes residential, industrial and business areas.
Muma said its formalisation is progressing well and is nearing completion.
A land survey will be carried out from Thursday. It is expected to be completed towards the end of January.
“The survey is being done to enable the community to submit their building plans for construction,” Muma said.
He however added that mahangu fields will be excluded from the exercise for the time being, except if the field owner indicates that their respective field should be surveyed.
Muma cautioned against the development of any permanent structures without the council’s approval during the surveying process.