40 Percent of Namibians Live in Shacks

According to the latest updated statistics, there are 308 informal settlements in Namibia with a staggering 228 000 shacks accommodating about 995 000 people in urban areas.

This was revealed by Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia's national facilitator Edith Mbanga, who says this means close to 40 percent of the Namibia population are now living in shacks in urban areas, predominantly in Windhoek.

Mbanga made the revelations this week during the second national land conference while delivering a presentation on 'Land for the Urban Poor'.

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