KRC issues four farms out of 1533 resettlement applicants

01 Feb 2018 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 01 FEB (NAMPA) - The Khomas Regional Council (KRC) has issued four farms out of the 1 533 applications received for farms under the National Resettlement Programme, KRC Chairperson, Rachel Jacob, has said.
At the opening ceremony of the KRC office for the year 2018 on Monday, Jacob said that a total of 17 farms were advertised in 2017 under the programme, with a total of 30 units.
She noted that the four farms are resettled in other regions as none of the advertised farms were located in the Khomas Region.
Jacob emphasised that the major challenges facing the Resettlement Programme in the Khomas Region include the scarcity of agricultural farmland under the willing seller willing buyer method of land acquisition.
“There is a growing demand for resettlement in the region, however the land is limited, hence not all those who applied got resettled,” she said.
Highlighting some of the successful capital projects for 2017, she pointed out the handover of Groot Aub to the City of Windhoek, the renovation and upgrade of the offices at the Tobias Hainyeko Constituency.
The projects further included the completion of the feasibility studies, designs and technical drawings to transform the head office into a decentralised office complex.
The KRC also rolled out different targeted interventions aimed at improving the living standards of people in the Windhoek Rural Constituency such as the micro finance scheme, the rural employment scheme, the food for work programme and support to poor farmers.