Farm 37 dream close to reality

Addressing a Walvis Bay town council meeting on Tuesday, mayor Immanuel Wilfred said the Farm 37 residential development was now a mere formality.

17 March 2017 | Local News

NAMPA



The Walvis Bay municipality’s resubmission of an application for land to resettle the landless is expected to be approved.

Farm 37, a piece of virgin land located five kilometres south of Walvis Bay, is expected to resolve the land scarcity at the harbour town.

The municipality plans to relocate more than 65 000 residents currently renting backyard shacks.

Last year, the Namibia Planning Advisory Board (Nampab) turned down the application but the local authority did not give up.

Addressing a town council meeting on Tuesday, mayor Immanuel Wilfred said Farm 37 was now a mere formality.

He said the council met with Nampab last month to address a number of issues that had hampered the application.

“These issues were amicably resolved and official approval for the establishment of Farm 37 should therefore be a mere formality,” he said.

The first application was turned down because the community had not been consulted on the matter and because the area is situated near a dusty quarry that could pose a health hazard. An environmental clearance certificate was pending.

These issues were resolved and the council was waiting for final approval, the mayor said.

“Only once we have received that first round of approval can we move forward to the series of requirements to satisfy the Townships Board, before we can plan for the provision of services.”

He said by the next time they provided feedback to the public the local authority should have a better idea of how long it would take to develop the first phase.

Wilfred emphasised that only the council had the mandate to make any official announcements regarding the project.

The mayor said there were individuals and groups spreading incorrect information and collecting money to reserve plots.

“We are appealing to residents not to fall into those traps because it is highly unlikely that they will see their money again and they will not be able to reserve any erven through these dubious means.”

He said the allocation of plots would be done strictly according to the official waiting list.

Wilfred said all residents have a duty to report dishonest people to the police.

Similar News

 

Oontamanana momutumba gweelo lyondoolopa yaShakati

4 hours ago | Local News

Omunashipundi gwokomitiye yelelo lyondoolopa yaShakati, okwa li ali moonyandi sho ookansela ya tindi okutsa kumwe nomagwedhelepo gokomitiye. Mayola gwondoolopa yaShakati, Angelus Iiyambo okwa li...

Olugodhi lwa tameke

4 hours ago | Local News

Elelo lyongundu yoSwapo olya ningi omutumba mOsoondaha moshilandopangelo na olya hololwa polweela nokuninga omahogololo gaamboka taya ka kutha ombinga methigathano lyoshipundi shuupresidende wongundu, omupeha presidende,...

Uuministeli wUundjolowele wa hala okuhupitha iimaliwa

4 hours ago | Local News

Ominista yuundjolowele nOnkalonawa Bernard Haufiku, okwa lopotwa ya thigi po ombelewa yawo ndjoka onene nokutembukila mombelewa onshona, opo ndjoka onene yi vule okulongithwa kaaniilonga...

Oompangela dhokukandeka eetandelo lyomukithi gwombulwa

4 hours ago | Local News

Okwa tamekithwa oshikonga shewapaleko lyiishana yomeya mbyoka tayi adhika moBwabwata West sha landula sho oondjambameya 110 oshowo oongalangombe 20 dha si komukithi gwombulwa.Oshitopolwa shoshikunino shiinamwenyo...

Muharukua to be buried in Kunene

1 day - 16 October 2017 | Local News

President Hage Geingob on Friday intervened in a dispute between the relatives of the late Angelika Muharukua, advising that the former Kunene governor should be...

Uukwathitho otawu kaleke aanona yaakadhona mooskola

1 day - 16 October 2017 | Local News

Ominista yElongo, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa okwa popi kutya kape na omatompelo kutya omolwashike aanona yaakadhona yethimbo lyongashiingeyi ye na okutaalela omaupyakadhi gonakuziwa. Minista okwa popi kutya...

Yambidhidheni Hage nenge mu dhige po oSwapo

1 day - 16 October 2017 | Local News

Omunangeshefa gwomonooli Sigo Amunyela okwa popi kutya mboka itaya yambidhidha Geingob opo a ninge omupresidende gwongundu yoSwapo, pethimbo lyomahgololo gongundu ngoka taga ningwa momwedhi twa...

OmuChina a pewa omboloha yooN$15 000

1 day - 16 October 2017 | Local News

Ompangu yamangestrata gwaTsumeb oya gandja omboloha yongushu yooN$15 000, komukwashigwana gwaChina, ngoka a kambadhala okufuta ombumbo omunambelewa gwopolisi peinda lyopolisi lyaShivelo. Mo Yongmeng (36)...

Sanitary pads keep girls in school

4 days ago - 13 October 2017 | Local News

Education minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa says there is no need why the girl child in modern-day Namibia must still be faced with the challenges of the...

Olympia pool to re-open next month

4 days ago - 13 October 2017 | Local News

A hold-up in the delivery of nozzle pipes for filters from Germany has delayed the completion of the Olympia swimming pool's upgrading, the City of...

Latest News

Teachers' demo on for today

4 hours ago | Labour

Teachers are determined to stage protests today to express their frustration with the ministry's delay in publishing the vacancy bulletin for next year.This protest action...

NEFF blames councils for failed...

4 hours ago | Politics

ILENI NANDJATOThe Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) blame local authorities for the failure of their grandiose N$3 billion housing scheme.The party says local councils did...

Namibia's hunger pangs lessen

4 hours ago | Economics

Good progress has been made over the past 25 years to reduce Namibia's hunger levels by 27%, the Global Hunger Index shows.According to the latest...

New minimum wage for farmworkers

4 hours ago | Labour

The minimum wage for farmworkers has been increased by 25% and will come into force on 1 November this year. This follows successful negotiations...

Can Swapo heal itself?

4 hours ago | Politics

Political analysts are concerned that the once “mighty” Swapo may not make it in one piece through its highly anticipated elective congress next month. ...

Speaker seeks Finnish help in...

4 hours ago | Government

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Peter Katjavivi, is concerned about increasing cases of gender-based violence in Namibia and appealed to the Finnish political leadership...

Struggle vet seeks eviction of...

4 hours ago | Justice

A veteran of the liberation struggle is asking the High Court in Windhoek to evict eight households who set up homesteads on land in the...

Mouton to plead in 2018

4 hours ago | Justice

A young man accused of killing a police officer and two civilians while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in July 2015, is scheduled...

NYS cooks unhappy over zero...

4 hours ago | Labour

As part of saving costs, the National Youth Service (NYS) in December last year discontinued overtime for kitchen staff at the Rietfontein campus. However, this...

Load More