MAYOR of Okahandja, Johannes Hindjou has warned property developers against the common conduct of constructing housing and not going the extra mile to service the evren and develop street infrastructure in areas where they worked.
“I am also on my knees as I am sick and tired of developers developing good houses but not servicing the streets for the people to use,” he said.
The Mayor was speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of Deloite Ridge where 650 houses will be built in the next two years on a N$400m investment headed by property developer, Shahil Morar.
He said that the town has waited for the new project to develop low income housing near the business district of the town for a very long time.
“The council has approved the project on a town scheme plan meaning it should aim to create job opportunities of which I am told that this project will create 200 of them,”
Morar noted that the houses will be affordable to low and middle income earners with 20 erven already bought by residents of Okahandja.
“The land is situated close to the shopping mall, schools and other facilities. We are trying to build a community with affordable housing,” he said.
He added that the project will kick off in the next two weeks with phase 1 expected to be done by December 2019.