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Bids now open for erven in Otjomuise for Windhoek residents

Bids now open for erven in Otjomuise for Windhoek residents

The City of Windhoek has confirmed that they have approved the sale of 44 vacant single residential erven below 500 square metres in Otjomuise Extension 5 phase 2, to the purchase method of sale to first time buyers only. The erven vary from sizes between 301 to 499 square metres and from prices between N$204,680 and N$339,320.

Robert Kahimise, Chief Executive Officer of the City of Windhoek said the transformation embarked upon is to ensure improved delivery of municipal services and to ensure prudent management of municipal resources so that they can deliver more with less.“Noting that land delivery is costly, we are determined to find viable and workable solutions that will ensure that we react to land demands and the fast pace of urbanization amidst resource odds,” he further emphasized.

He said that despite the challenges the City remains committed as demonstrated with the earlier adopted Transformational Strategic Plan to make Windhoek a smart and caring city come the end of the next five years.

The City approved the sale of residential erven and business erven to the public at its 8th Council ordinary meeting. The council stated after their meeting that urban land remains a scarce commodity in Windhoek and that the cost in the installation of municipal bulk services remains a challenge as it is further impacted by the rocky hilly terrain surrounding the developed areas.

The City has advised residents who want to buy the erven in Otjomuise Extension 5 to submit two offers, one original and one copy in sealed envelopes marked “Sale of 44 vacant single residential erven below 500m2 in Otjomuise extension 5, phase 2 by means of offer to purchase method of sale to first time buyers only- OTP 01/2017”. The deadline for bids is 11:00 on Friday 27 October 2017.



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