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Walvis Bay municipality determined on land delivery

The Walvis Bay Town Council passed a number of resolutions aimed at addressing the town’s housing and school challenges at a council meeting on Tuesday.

The town council will make available portion 18 of Green Valley (Farm 37) for the Seafarers United Federation, a federation of fishermen in Walvis Bay with about 700 members.

Portion 19 of the piece of land will be made available to the Walvis Bay backyard tenants group, which has more than 2 000 members, although the portion might not provide 2 000 plots.

Portion 12 is to be made available to to the Tulipamwe community group, with about 800 members.

The council is also making available four blocks at Narraville, consisting of extensions 9, 10, 13 and 16, to renounced property developers through an expression of interest within the next 12 months.

The blocks will have 781 erven, of which 138 erven are to be returned to the council.

The town council also gave conditional approval to the Development Bank of Namibia to conduct a feasibility study on Extension 3 of the Meersig residential area. A report will be considered by the council for approval after the study.

A piece of land sold to the The Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs in 2013 remained undeveloped and will now be made available to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture to build a primary school.

The construction of the school, which will be situated near the High Hope School at Kuisebmond, should help to solve the shortage of Grade 1 classrooms in the area.

Walvis Bay deputy mayor Saara Mutondoka said the town council is working hard to provide land for housing.

“This is in an effort to accelerate land delivery in our town. Save your money, erven and houses are coming,” she said.