05 Aug 2013 07:50
WINDHOEK, 05 AUG (NAMPA) - The City of Windhoek (CoW) has allocated business and residential land to six war veterans in Windhoeks Katutura residential area valued at a collective amount of over N.dollars 1 million.
The allocation of the land was approved during the monthly City Council meeting held here on Thursday.
According to council documents, Efraim Shinana, Elias Angula, Beata Ampweja, Elizabeth Asino-Joseph, Katrina Haidula and EN Assamany submitted copies of their status as beneficiaries of the Veterans Beneficiation Scheme to the City.
The allocation of the land was approved with recommendations that no storm-water drainage pipe, canal, work or obstruction be constructed on or over the property located in such way that the flow of storm-water from higher lying properties to lower lying properties is impeded or obstructed, and through which any property is or may be endangered.
The obstruction can be constructed on or over the property located in such a way that the flow of a natural watercourse (in which the local authority allows flood water to run-off, to be discharged or canalised), is or can be changed, canalised or impeded.
The council also recommended that the maintenance of such storm-water pipes, channels or work be the responsibility of the owner of the concerned property.
It is in addition recommended that engineering drawings on how the storm-water would be accommodated to the satisfaction of the CoW's Strategic Executive for Infrastructure, Water and Technical Services be submitted for approval along with the building plans.
The City Council further recommended that no building plans be approved until the storm-water conditions are met.
The City has per Council Resolution 276/09/2011 approved that certain erven be sold to war veterans, with the requirement that they have to submit a certified copy of their status as beneficiaries of the Veterans Beneficiation Scheme.