RTC warns residents against illegal land sale and occupation

23 Jan 2019 17:00pm
REHOBOTH, 23 JAN (NAMPA) – The Rehoboth Town Council (RTC) on Wednesday issued a stern warning to members of the public who are illegally buying and selling town council land in Rehoboth.
A statement availed to Nampa said any person found guilty of buying or selling RTC property without proof of ownership will face legal action.
The statement said buyers are equally warned that they are at risk of being cheated out of their money and are urged to ensure due diligences when purchasing land.
“It is important to take note that the RTC will not be held liable for any land deals undertaken without proof of ownership and or any title deeds from the seller,” the statement said.
The statement said that the RTC is experiencing high levels of illegal land occupation at areas that have been identified for housing development and other portions of land that are earmarked for various council use.
“The public is informed to refrain from this practice because land invasion undermines proper planning processes, prejudices rightful beneficiaries of housing opportunities and impacts negatively on housing delivery processes and sometimes interrupts service delivery indefinitely,” it said.
The council also urged the public to ensure that their accounts are paid and up to date to avoid the inconveniences that come with overdue accounts.
Residents are also informed that the suspension of services are done on or from the 7th of every month, thus RTC will not be held liable for any inconvenience caused as a result cut-offs due to non-payment.
The statement further informed pre-paid water clients that the non-payment of outstanding accounts will result in the suspension of water services.