A PROGRAMME whereby 300 plots will be serviced and prepared for occupation was launched in Okahandja.
Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, James Uerikua inaugurated the programme which will see the eventual relocation of several families currently staying in informal settlements of the town.
An official of the Okahandja municipality, Linus //Garoeb, said people in of the town have been flocking to the municipality’s offices on Friday morning to ensure that their names are added to the list of people that will be relocated once the servicing of the plots is completed.
“We have established an Okahandja Community Committee in collaboration with the Municipality and Ministry which will be dealing with verification process first,” said //Garoeb.
He said people are encouraged to follow the legal process and apply if they have a land surveyor who has started the process for the more than 300 plots.
According to //Garoeb, land grabbing is not acceptable at all and if anyone is found doing so they will definitely face legal action.
The municipality identified two areas where they will service the plots. The Okunda area and 5Randkamp will be serviced first with more areas that will follow soon when another programme is launched.
Governor Uerikua said the region is rolling out an accelerated land-delivery programme through a vetting process, which will determine who is in need of land and that will eliminate possible fraud.