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Union condemns improper land allocation

Job Muniaro, Secretary General, National Union of Namibian Works (NUNW), at a press conference on concerns affecting workers and the country’s development. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

Job Muniaro, Secretary General, National Union of Namibian Works (NUNW), at a press conference on concerns affecting workers and the country’s development. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

The National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW) held a press conference on Wednesday at their headquarters on the burning issues concerning and affecting workers and the country’s development.
Secretary General of NUNW, Job Muniaro, said that they are displeased with the manner in which the land is handled both in rural and urban areas, with regard to land which remained not yet owned. “To make matters worse, even Municipal land is turned into properties of the rich people, the well placed and allocated through improper practices favouring only certain people,” said Muniaro.
He said that they request the municipalities all over Namibia to handle the land issue very carefully, as it will anger the nation through what is happening. “This includes practises in which our poor people are evicted from land and then selectively given only during elective years, a practice suggesting ulterior motives,” he said.

He condemned the evictions by the City of Windhoek and called upon government to establish a commission that will determine the realistic market values of land to be established to regulate the land values and best methods of land allocation. “The NUNW affirms without shame or regret its affiliation to the Swapo Party and it has been formed deliberately as an affiliate of the party and shall remain forever such an affiliate,” he said. He said that the NUNW holds dear its objectives of representing the Namibian workforce and their desire to fight for the economic freedom and social development of the land of the brave remains truthful and is committed to fulfil its duties without bias.

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