Usakos sticks to guns in selling unserviced spite of outcry from residents

February 25, 2018, 5:00pm

Following an outcry by Usakos residents after the town council commenced selling unserviced land for N$15 000, the town’s housing and property officer, Selma /Gases, has come out to say they have not received any formal objection after they advertised the sale in the press.   

The council has already advertised the sale of unserviced land for N$ 40 per square meter.

“We do not have a choice. Every area in Usakos is mountainous and rocky. There is no other way land can be sold to prospective buyers,” she told The Villager.

/Gases said the town’s sale of such unfeasible land was justified since houses in Windhoek are sold for more than N$100 000 in rocky areas.

“What is wrong with us selling unserviced land for N$15 000?” she queried.

 /Gases has called on aggrieved residents to approach the town council’s offices and table their petitions.

She said, “We advertised the sale of land and since there was no written objection we commenced with the sale of land.”