City making progress on land delivery
The City of Windhoek says it is on track to deliver 200 ervens in the Otjomuise Extension 4 area through a pilot public private partnership.
Mayor Elaine Trepper told councilors at a meeting on Wednesday that the municipality was in line to meet the deadline for the delivery of the ervens.
She said: “I am pleased to inform the public that we are making progress on land delivery which has been a burning issue for the past few years.”
According to Trepper, progress has also been made on the TIPEEG funded project in which more than one thousand residential and institutional ervens have been created in Otjomuise Extension 10
Trepper said residents who are already on the City’s waiting list will get preference in the allocation of the residential ervens.
The servicing of the land follows the transfer of N$110 million from the N$320 million that Government, through the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, committed to the City under the TIPEEG programme for the provision of water, sewer, sanitation and electricity.
Similar projects will be rolled out in the informal settlements of Okahandja Park, Havana and Ongulumbashe.
“I am informed that the engineering designs for these sites have already been finalised and the consultant was busy with the cost projections. As soon as the said documentation is finalised, the City will make a formal submission to the line Ministry; to request for the transfer of funds,” she said.
In August, the City called on low cost housing solution companies to present the City with their housing solutions. The City has since selected Namibia Jin Rijiu Affordable Housing Project, Eco Beam Construction, Keystone Development Solutions, Megumbo Accommodation Experts, Ino Investments and NamGreeWood Enterprises. The companies were allocated plots to put up their demo houses in Otjomuise Ext 8 and 9.
“I am happy to note that three of them [companies] have already reported on site, one has completed their demo and two are about to finish,” the Mayor said.
She urged the remaining two companies to speed up the completion of their demo houses so that the project can be finalized on the agreed timeline.
“These demos will be evaluated based on municipal buildings regulations in order to ensure that the interests of our people is protected,” she said.