Windhoek mayor, Muesee Kazapua, said that the city will not be allocating land to applicants who plan on building churches.
The city said it will prioritise allocating land for housing purposes only, Kazapua told The Villager.
“With all these bogus churches that we have witnessed over the past few years, we as the city council will consider not approving land for churches to be built on. People turn to unnecessary church practices that we do not allow in our societies and things later turn ugly that is why I think it is necessary not to allocate land for churches to be built for now,” he said.
He added that the city is already hit by the housing and land allocation crisis and churches that are closed down for involving in unnecessary practices land could be allocated for housing purposes.
Kazapua also said that church leaders need to come together and tackle the issue of unnecessary church practices.
“As community leaders persons that are head of churches in Windhoek need to come together to tackle the issue of unnecessary church practices. We will no longer tolerate such practices as it has a negative effect on the society. How can churches be used for the gain of pastors only and for misleading our people? This need to stop and I call on all church leaders that are involved in such activities to stop with immediate effect now,” he said.
He added that churches are built to worship God only on Sunday and particular days that might be set out by church leaders and not for every day church services that are also a root cause of noise pollution in the city.