Shack dwellers call on community for assistance

WALVIS BAY

10 November 2017 | Infrastructure

Jessica Botes

In the hope of seeing community members and business owners assist with the servicing of 68 plots, the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) will be hosting an open day of voluntarism tomorrow.

The federation has already constructed 148 houses in Walvis Bay. The ministry of urban and rural development has funded the construction of an additional 100 houses for which the municipality of Walvis Bay has allocated the 68 plots.

The governor of the Erongo region, Cleophas Mutjavikua, is urging the members of the federation, political and community leaders, public and private companies and all other interested people to assist with the earth work on the lots with their own tools.

“The office of the governor is humbly pleading for your kind assistance to the SDFN and the Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG), be it in kind or with earth moving equipment,” he said.

The SDFN has more than 2 800 members in Kuisebmond and Narraville and more than 23 000 members countrywide. The federation and its members have saved over N$23 million to use for the servicing of plots and the construction of 4 000 houses in all regions.

According to Heinrich Amushila, the co-director of NHAG, the federation has been in consultation with the governor and the municipality since October this year to support their quest for the delivery of affordable land.

“This is how we came with the idea of inviting the governor, municipality, private sector and members of the community to work with the community and work on earth work on the plots. The idea is to sensitise the community and private sector to contribute in kind towards affordable land delivery.

“We all will join hands on that day by doing this and getting the plots ready for servicing and to start construction,” said Amushila.

The earth moving exercise will commence at 08:00 at the plots in Narraville. The minister of urban and rural development, Sophia Shaningwa, is expected to launch the construction of the 100 houses in Walvis Bay at 15:00.

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