Sale of erven postponed due to Covid cases
21 June 2021 | Local News
Hâbate Doëses; Chief financial officer; “…we did not want to proceed with the sale … and be the cause of more infections”
The chief financial officer of the Erongo regional council, Hâbate Doëses, says the sale of the Wlotzkasbaken erven has been postponed.
She said the reason for the postponement is due to the number of Covid-19 cases recorded at the Swakopmund municipality (who assisted in the sale of the plots) and Erongo regional council.
“These are especially staff who are tasked with the sale of plots and due to Covid-19 infections in the workplace. We did not want to proceed with the sale and the gathering of people and be the cause of more infections - this, while the country has been fighting the highest infection rate yet,” Doëses said.
Approximately 45 people applied for the plots before 11 June. Doëses added that no more applications would be accepted for the erven.
“We do not intend to go through the entire advertisement and registration process again; people had sufficient time to register. As soon as the Covid-19 situation is under control, we want to proceed with the sale as soon as possible. The rules for registration apply as it was established, as if the sale was to be held on 18 June 2021,” she said.
The plots were first advertised on 14 May and 20 erven are set to be awarded.
“Successful bidders will ‘receive’ the erven on the date of transfer,” she said.
The sizes of the erven for sale range between 2 159m² and 4 346m².