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AR suffers setback on land-servicing agreement

Lawyer Kadhila Amoomo on Wednesday said the Supreme Court has ruled that the agreement made between president Hage Geingob and the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement regarding mass urban land servicing is not legally binding and cannot be enforced by law.

The AR movement has been urging the government to fulfil its commitment to service 200 000 erven across the country.

A meeting between the movement and Geingob took place at State House in July 2015, but as the government failed to carry out the agreed-upon land servicing, the matter eventually reached the courts.

The Supreme Court’s decision revealed that the agreement was only binding in terms of honour, and not under the purview of legal enforcement.

The movement has been given a month to amend their claim in light of this ruling.

The AR initially approached the High Court to have the agreement enforced.

However, the government opposed this application, arguing that the particulars of the movement’s claims were vague, and in some instances embarrassing.

The government contended that the application lacked the necessary legal assertions to sustain legal action.

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