Land for shack dwellers

A piece of land has been set aside for the construction of houses for members of the NSDF.

06 May 2019 | Infrastructure

Usakos





The management committee of the Usakos town council has recommended that council approve the allocation of one hectare of land to the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia’s (SDFN).

The land is located south of the existing Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia’s (SDFN) houses at Hakhaseb to the federation and the Namibia Action Housing Group (NAHG).

The selling price is determined at N$1.50 per square metre.

The SDFN and the NAHG will be responsible for the construction of municipal services and must comply with all statutory provisions regarding the development of land related activities.

The two groups are also tasked with de-bushing and clearing the site. They will also facilitate the layout and design and surveying of the allocated block erf.

The drawing, submission and approval of the building plans of each beneficiary by council and Erongo RED is also the responsibility of SDFN and ERED.

Council also registered a number of conditions before the allocation of the block erf.

These include that erven on the block erf must only be used or occupied for purposes which are in accordance with the Usakos Town Planning Scheme.

The building value of the main building excluding the out buildingto be erected on each erf on the block erf shall be at elast twice the prevailing valuation of the erf.

A memorandum of understanding will also be created between the SDFN, NHAG and the town council of Usakos.

Manfred Weskop executive assistant: operations at the town council confirmed that council was waiting for a technical representative from the SDFN and the NHAG to commence with the surveying and subdivision of the block erf.

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