Evictions at Sauyemwa Extension One put on hold

28 Nov 2018 18:40pm
RUNDU, 28 NOV (NAMPA) – The eviction of illegal settlers from the Sauyemwa Extension One settlement in Rundu, has been put on hold.
ACEMAC Construction attempted to execute an eviction order against close to 21 families illegally occupying the land on Tuesday.
The extension which was established in 2008 was allocated to three property developers to build new houses.
The developers are ACEMAC which was allocated 50 plots, Pioneers Civil Contractors with 60 plots and Leene Investment with 25 residential plots.
The acting Chief Executive Officer of the Rundu Town Council, Sikongo Haihambo told Nampa on Wednesday council had a meeting with all stakeholders on the same day, which decided to put the eviction on hold.
The stakeholders include the chairperson of the committee representing the residents, suburb committee members, the police and ACEMAC.
“During our meeting today the developer decided to hold back a little on evicting the residents until the town council finds a solution,” he said.
Haihambo said ACEMAC, which has a legal court order in place, understood the situation but gave the town council two weeks in which it has to find a site where the residents can be relocated to.
“We are looking at informal settlements in Rundu as options where we could possibly move the affected families too,” he said.
The acting CEO said they decided to meet again in a week’s time to look at how far they have come in identifying possible areas where the group can be resettled.