Land rush: municipalities beg for funds


The municipalities of Windhoek and Oshakati, where government plans to start servicing thousands of residential erven, say the State would have to finance the mass land-servicing project.

City of Windhoek spokesperson Joshua Amukugo says it is the government’s responsibility to service land under the mass land-servicing scheme. Oshakati too, says it does not have the necessary funds.

Amukugo said – following the official announcement that the government plans to service 200,000 residential plots – it is now central government’s responsibility to service the identified areas, as the municipality does not have the needed equipment, given that they generally outsource this function to private contractors.