Master plan is key to development: Namoloh

WINDHOEK: Ministries and stakeholders who play a role in Namibia’s development should come together and create a master plan that will guide the development of the country.

Minister of housing and local gov Charles Namoloh said this during the discussions of the budget allocation for the 2014/15 financial year in the National Assembly (NA) on Monday.

Namoloh said Namibia does not have a developmental master plan for the next 100 years to guide people where to build.

According to him, having such a plan will guide people in knowing how far from the road they can build their houses which will reduce the risk of accidents.

He also noted that having a developmental master plan will create a chain for development where people will know where railway lines, roads and suburbs should and can be constructed.

He noted that currently in most parts of the country, people are building their houses anywhere they want to, especially in the northern parts of the country where they build their homes close to the road.

“There should be some guideline as to how far from the road they can build,” he said.

He added that development is a chain and that all ministries should work together in the planning of the country’s development.

(edited)WINDHOEK: All stakeholders who play a role in Namibia’s development should come together and create a master plan which will guide the development of the country.

The Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (RLGHRD), Charles Namoloh said this during discussions on the national budget for the 2014/15 financial year in the National Assembly on Monday.

Namoloh said Namibia does not have a development master plan for the next 100 years. According to him, such a plan will amongst others guide people in knowing how far from the road they can build houses, which will reduce the risk of accidents.

He noted that a development master plan will create a chain for development, where people will know where railway lines, roads and suburbs should and can or cannot be constructed.

The minister noted that currently, people are building houses anywhere they want, especially in the northern parts of the country where they build their homes close to roads. He added that development is a chain, and all ministries should work together in the planning of the country’s development.

SOURCE: NAMPA