Okahandja to start land sale negotiations with urban ministry...after a 3 year ban no-land-sale

February 28, 2018, 6:22pm

The Okahandja Town Council will soon start talks with the Urban and Rural Development ministry on land sale to its residents who have been grabbing land after a directive to prohibit land sale was effected three years ago.

The ministry gave the directive after it was detected that there were irregularities in the land sale process by the council.

After the ban was imposed, desperate residents started erecting illegal structures and occupying land illegally.

Okahandja mayor, Johannes Hindjou this week told The Villager that the town council might remove the illegal structures in due time.

“The town council and the line ministry are working on possible options of which one is removing illegal structures. It is not a thing that we don’t want to give land to the residents but we are working to try to finalise what we have asked from the ministry to try to find land for the residents that have set up these structures. In order to allocate serviced land to these people we need the ministry to give us the go ahead,” he said.