Over 100 youths hold four-day conference to discuss housing and land delivery matters

OTJIWARONGO: Over 100 youths held a four-day conference in Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region last week to discuss housing and land delivery matters.

The youths were representatives of various youth organisations affiliated to the National Youth Council (NYC).

The conference, which took place between Tuesday and Friday, came up with various resolutions on matters related to housing and land delivery across the country.

The group spokesperson, Josef Petrus Vander Westhuizen told Nampa shortly after the official announcement of the resolutions on Friday that prices of serviced land in urban areas have been exorbitantly high due to the demand for land.

He said Namibian youths that just graduated and found employment in Government are amongst the worst affected by the limited availability of land.

They stated that the willing buyer-willing seller land acquisition approach has proven to be slow and ineffective in solving land delivery to the masses.

They further said the willing buyer-willing seller approach is a challenge to the Namibian people, adding that it already failed in the other countries like South Africa and Zimbabwe.