Okahao to get over 270 houses

OKAHAO; Fifty of 272 houses being built at Okahao under the mass housing programme are nearing completion.

Omusati regional governor Sophia Shaningwa made the announcement during the official opening of the new bus and taxi terminal here on Friday, saying Okahao is lucky to be part of the first towns to benefit from the government’s mass housing programme.

“You need to appreciate such well-intended Government efforts,” she told those who attended the inauguration event.

The governor added that in the next months more contractors will be seen in the town’s Extension 3, continuing to service the area so that more serviced land can be availed to residents, as well as to the mass housing programme.

“I am also informed that the Town Council has embarked upon a very important project called the Structure Development Plan and Expansion of town boundaries,” Shaningwa stated.

She said the said project has two components – to expand the current boundaries of the town and to develop a long-term spatial plan of how the town will be developed.

Such a project, Shaningwa said, will give a physical picture of how Okahao town will look like in 30 years time with regards to where houses, businesses, industries and institutions will be located.

“I am urging the community of Okahao to be actively involved in this process by attending consultative meetings to be conducted by the town council,” she said.

Okahao, Outapi, Oshikuku and Ruacana are the four proclaimed towns in the Omusati Region.

SOURCE: NAMPA

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