27 Sep 2019 19:40pm
KHORIXAS, 27 SEP (NAMPA) The City of Windhoek (CoW) will deliberate on the sale of 231 single residential erven in Rocky Crest, Extension 4, CoW Mayor Muesee Kazapua said at the 8th Ordinary Council meeting in Windhoek on Thursday.
The erven were serviced through a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement between the City Council and Otweya Land Developer, he said in a statement availed to Nampa.
Council will also deliberate on the sale of 88 single residential erven in Kleine Kuppe, Extension 1, serviced through a PPP arrangement between the City Council and Chamac Investments, Kazapua added.
He said the sale and allocation of single residential erven are testimony that CoW is hard at work in its quest to make serviced land available to residents.
Furthermore, CoW is busy conducting a Community Risk Assessment (CRA), which commenced on 17 September and will last until 07 December 2019.
The primary purpose of the CRA is to collect information for assessing hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, ability to cope, preparing coping strategies, and preparing a risk reduction implementation plan by the Municipal Council of Windhoek.
A well-conducted community risk assessment will help to build a shared understanding of local risks and possible reduction measures. It increases awareness about potential risks that might not be fully understood or about risk conditions believed to be unchangeable, and thus creating a resilient city, he said.
Residents are therefore requested to cooperate with the data collectors, for the purpose of this exercise, Kazapua added.
The assessment is expected to provide updated information to help the community better understand their natural hazard risk and to better prepare residents and the City for disaster before it occurs to apply mitigation strategies in the community to reduce risk.