12 Jan 2014 15:50pm
OUTAPI, 12 JAN (NAMPA) The Outapi Town Council has provided the town's Onhimbu informal settlement with basic services such as potable water, electricity, sewerage removal and gravel roads at a cost of N.dollars 20 million.
Outapi Mayor Matheus Ndeshitila said this during a business function held by his council for local business personalities at the town on Thursday evening.
He said the provision of such services to Onhimbu is one of the capital projects his council has successfully implemented in the past three financial years.
According to Ndeshitila, such provision of services was carried out through the government-funded Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg).
The Tobias Hainyeko (settlement) was also provided with clean water by the council, while prepaid water meters, sewerage vacuum systems, 30 public toilets and 30 showers were provided by Cuve-Water Project from Germany, the mayor explained.
The council also provided electricity and high master lights to the value of N.dollars 3,6 million to the Olufuko Centre as well as to the Tobias Hainyeko and Okayekongwe settlements.
The mayor also took cognizance of the lack of serviced land in the town, saying there are no serviced plots available at the town at this stage.
We are having a high demand for residential and business erven. To this extend, council in the 2010/11 financial year engaged in a public private partnership (PPP) agreement with three property developers to provide all basic services and to construct houses for our residents, said Ndeshitila.
He named the O'B Davids, Shev Properties and Camelthorn as the three developers the Outapi Town Council had engaged in PPP ventures for the provision of basic services and housing at the town.
During the function, Ndeshitila awarded certificates of recognition to some 30 local business entities for their contribution to the development of Outapi.