Informal settlements to benefit from TIPEEG project
Ongulumbashe, Havana Extensions one and two, Havana Broader and Okahandja Park A, B, C and D informal settlements in Windhoek will be among the first residential areas to benefit from the fast-tracking City of Windhoek Targeted Intervention Program for Employment and Economic Growth (TIPEEG) project. This is in addition to the development of 1130 erven for Otjomuise extension ten.
Steven Hochobeb, project manager of land delivery at the City of Windhoek said that some of the hallmarks of the project include the development of 1130 erven for Otjomuise extension ten as well as the surveying and layout designs for Ongulumbashe, Havana Extensions one and two, Havana Broader, Okahandja Park A, B, C and D informal settlements.
Thus far, about eight applications were submitted to the City for civil works and four for electrical works by companies for the development of 1130 erven for Otjomuise extension ten.
Although envisaged to bring development, boost the economy and create job opportunities, at this stage it is not yet known how many people will be employed as preparatory work for the project, including the tendering process has not been finalised.
A TIPEEG initiative, the project is funded by government and has been allocated about N$110 million provided to the City.
TIPEEG is a three-year program starting with the 2011/12 fiscal year that was launched as part of government efforts and attempt to arrest the escalating and persistent unemployment rate, especially among the young unskilled segment.