THE Ondongwa Town Council in the Oshana Region has admitted that it is overwhelmed by an increasing demand for residential land.
Petrina Shitalangaho, the town’s public relations officer, revealed that the town’s two waiting lists – for informal and for formal residential land – have a combined total of approximately 3000 people and the number keeps increasing steadily.
However, she also noted that the actual number of people who applied for residential land might be lower as some people applied double – for both informal and informal residential land.
Governor of Oshana Elia Irimari, Said that the Ondangwa Town Council has made capital budgetary provision of N$ 36.8 million for municipal services infrastructure during the 2018/19 financial year.
Irimari, stated that from that budget an amount of N$ 17 million was utilized for the construction of sewer, water and electricity reticulation services covering 350 erven at extension 24.
“We also made the provision of electricity at Ondiiyala extension 25 and shack dwellers at a cost of N$ 2.3 million,” said Irimari.
Furthermore, council made provision of bulk services to Onantsi Proper at the cost of N$ 4.5 million and covering a total of 300 plots.
The Ondangwa Town Council also constructed an open market at the cost of N$ 10 million and rehabilitated roads at extension 4 and 13 at the cost of N$ 3 million.