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Guide book on immovable property launched

The Minister of Lands and Resettlement Alpheus !Naruseb launched three issue items comprising a DVD titled “ Secure Land Tenure for All” a study entitled, “ A Decade of Communal Land Reform in Namibia” Guide Book on laws relating to immovable property in Namibia last week in Windhoek.
!Naruseb said the titles are an invaluable resource for anyone who is keen to get an in-depth understanding of laws governing immovable property.
As Namibia moves towards full regulation of the valuation profession and aligns itself with global trends in the valuation profession, it has become imperative for the Government to develop instruments that will enhance the skills and competencies of the profession.
 The Guide book contains all laws relating to immovable property
Namibian-German Development Cooperation supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) gave technical and financial support towards the production of the DVD, the Report and Guide Book. Land reform programmes support by the German Government dates back to 2003 and more is anticipated through joint and additional funding by the European Union within the Programme for Communal Land Development.
The guide book was translated from English into five (5) other local languages namely: Afrikaans, Oshiwambo, Otjiherero, Rukwangali and Silozi; to enhance the common understanding of the target audience during community meetings.

“These issues were seen as major setbacks in the implementation process within the communal land registration programme, such the benefits and importance of land rights registration to communal land holders and their families. Issues of fencing in communal areas.
The process of dispute settlement and appeal procedures to enable community understanding of the mechanisms that the Government has put in place in case of grievances. The important role which is played by the Traditional Authorities and Communal Land Boards in communal land administration. ” !Naruseb said.

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