Nikanor Plot Sale Political – Amukugo

THE spokesman of the municipality of Windhoek, Joshua Amukugo, says the controversial sale of a prime plot to the deputy minister of Veterans’ Affairs, Hilma Nicanor, for N$340 000 was politically motivated.

Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Amukugo said they are aware that this was a political move, before adding that it was highly unacceptable.

He, however, said it was not in their power to object to the plot sale.

“I have been really reluctant to go into this issue because we agreed to keep it at a political level. For any further explanations, our politicians would be in a better position to explain this,” he said.

Last week, the municipality invited objections from members of the public on the sale of several erven, including Nicanor’s plot.

Although the market value of the plot was N$1 million, Nicanor had asked that she should be allowed to buy it at a reduced price of N$340 000 because she was a “national leader”.

The notice of objection for erf 664 in Conception Street of Windhoek’s upmarket Kleine Kuppe area was placed as an aertisement in The Namibian on Tuesday last week.

The notice titled “Sale and lease of various erven by private treaty” lists the 817 square metre plot among nine erven whose sale the city intends to finalise.

Other plots are in Katutura, Auasblick, Rocky Crest, Klein Windhoek, Otjomuise, Okuryangava and Academia.

The municipality invited interested parties to lodge written objections in sealed envelops clearly indicating the words “Objections to the sale of various erven, Notice no 242014”.

The envelope should be addressed to the Strategic Executive: Urban Planning and Property Management and submitted not later than 9 May 2014.

Source : The Namibian