President to hand over Otweya houses

The wait is over

09 September 2021 | Infrastructure

Walvis Bay • [email protected]



President Hage Geingob will officially hand over the houses built for the Twaloloka fire victims in Walvis Bay on Friday.

A devastating fire ripped through the Twaloloka settlement in Kuisebmond, destroying 153 homes and claiming the life of a one-year-old boy. Since the fire, residents have been accommodated in tents, battling harsh weather conditions.

However, residents can soon close this chapter when they move into houses constructed for them after the official handover by president Geingob.

In July 2021, another cabinet resolution was passed to build an additional 21 houses, after 21 beneficiaries were omitted from the initial list.

Recipients and members of the Shack Dwellers Federation worked together to complete the houses. The one-bedroom units are built on a 300 square meter erf with room for expansion.

A total of 19 houses have already been constructed for fire victims that are part of the Shack Dwellers Federation.

These residents moved into their houses last year.

At the new settlement area, provision has also been made for business erven, a clinic and a school.

A playground was also added for children.

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