Moving from a life in shacks

SWAKOPMUND

06 August 2018 | Infrastructure

Adolf Kaure

The Swakopmund town council stood by its resolution of 2015, stipulating that erven will be offered directly to the public without middlemen in terms of current policies and directives of the ministry of urban and rural development.

Council also recommended that members of the Harambee Housing Group whose names do not appear on the master waiting list be encouraged to register for erven at the municipality’s community development services office.

The Harambee Housing Group, which was previously known as the Kandume Housing Group, applied for a piece of land in Mondesa to build houses for their members during 2015. After various meetings and consultations with councilors and the office of the CEO, the matter was submitted to council on 15 October 2015.

Although the name of the group has changed, the request remained the same and that was to be allocated with land by council.

According to the chairperson of the group, Hans Neidel, the group would like council to offer them residential land, serviced or unserviced, or already constructed houses. Their aspiration is to move away from a life in shacks to proper shelters.

Neidel also informed the community development services department that although the group does not have a savings account as confirmation of funds available, they do have the support of a financier as well as their individual savings.

During 2014, a similar application was received from the Benguella Low Cost Housing Group Phase II for residential land. In light thereof, council on 27 April 2017 resolved that the names of those members be added to the master waiting list.

Following an assessment of the 103 applicants on the Harambee Housing Group list, it was found that 82 (79.61%) of these applicants were already with the municipality.

Applications for housing date back to the year 2010 therefore council saw it as important to allocate houses to the residents according to the mass housing master waiting list. In so doing, allegations of unscrupulousness, nepotism or corrupt practices are also eliminated.

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