NTC demolishes business stands for non-payment of monthly fees

06 Feb 2018 18:40pm
RUNDU, 06 FEB (NAMPA) – The Nkurenkuru Town Council on Monday demolished the stands of traders that did not pay the required monthly fee last year at the Nkurenkuru Open Market.
The traders are required to pay the council N.dollars 30 per month to operate from the open market.
Nine of the traders however defaulted on their payments for the whole of last year despite notifications from the council.
Nkurenkuru Town Council Chief Executive Officer, Petrus Sindimba, told Nampa on Tuesday the traders were informed of the consequences should they continue defaulting.
Sindimba said people should not use Namibia’s independence as an excuse for not paying for services. He said policies should be followed if they want to operate in the town of Nkurenkuru.
“I don’t know what is happening to our people. They keep on saying Namibia is an independent country and they will not adhere to the rules and policies that are in place,” he said.
Sindimba said a meeting was held with the traders that had their stands demolished.
“We have reached an agreement for them to go back and they have also agreed to start paying their monthly fee, but a meeting will still be scheduled with all of the people doing business there to clarify some pending issues,” he said.
A total of 140 people conduct business at the open market.