Oshakati council relocating residents to Onawa

312 residents of Eemwandi will be relocated to the newly-established Onawa reception area.

25 March 2019 | Infrastructure

They will receive surveyed and properly demarcated plots with water and electricity services. – Oshakati Town Council

OSHAKATI – Residents of the Eemwandi informal settlement at Oshakati will be relocated to Onawa as from 01 May this year.

The Oshakati Town Council is availing 512 serviced erven to the residents at Onawa, the town’s chief executive officer Werner Iita told Nampa during the conclusion of three days of training on flexible land tenure for residents of Eemwandi settlement and council officials.

Some 100 residents participated in the training.

Iita said 312 residents of Eemwandi will be relocated to the newly-established Onawa reception area, which the council has earmarked for the development of 3 000 erven for low-cost housing.

In a media statement issued Wednesday, the council indicated that 31 residents from Eemwandi have already been relocated to Ekuku township situated in the north of the town.

“Eemwandi location will be relocated to the Onawa reception area, where they will receive surveyed and properly demarcated plots with water and electricity services,” the statement said.

Iita said they hope to enhance their living conditions as they have been squatting at Eemwandi without municipal services for years.

Pilot

Speaking at the same event, a deputy director in the ministry of land reform, Gabriel Iindombo said his ministry has selected Oshakati, Windhoek and Gobabis for the piloting of the projects.

The training sought to help residents of informal settlements understand the flexible land tenure system, to create alternative forms of land titles that are simpler and cheaper to administer than the existing land titles. It would also empower them to build modern houses.

According to Iindombo the system will help people in informal settlements to acquire housing finance.

“We will roll out the training to other towns if this pilot project proves to be successful,” he said.
- Nampa

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