Keetmanshoop Municipality to provide plots for development

KEETMANSHOOP: The Keetmanshoop Municipality has earmarked 1 485 residential erven throughout the town for development.

Some sections of the assigned plots are already partially serviced, but more funds are required from the government for additional servicing and the establishment of new areas.

The figure was forwarded to the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development this week as part of the nationwide identification of available land to secure housing for thousands of Namibians.

Speaking to Nampa, Jegg Christiaan of the municipality’s office for community and economic affairs said the application list for erven and housing currently stands at just over 1300.

He expressed readiness on the part of the municipality to meet and exceed this figure with Government support.

Breaking down the amount, Christiaan indicated that large virgin land to cater for at least 500 residential plots has been identified in the Kronlein area. This part, reserved for middle-income housing, however first needs to be proclaimed – a lengthy process, before surveying and all bulk services can commence.

An amount of 140 partly-serviced plots are available in another part of Kronlein for low and middle-income housing.

In Tseiblaagte, 415 plots with water and sewer servicing already in place have been set aside.