Rundu Town Council cautions residents to desist from erecting permanent structures on unsurveyed land

TUHINGIRENI: The Rundu Town Council has cautioned residents to desist from erecting permanent structures on unsurveyed land.

The illegal erection of permanent structures, especially in the town’s informal settlements which are not surveyed yet, is said to be on the increase.

The latest incident involves some residents fro the eastern part of the Tuhingireni informal settlement on the outskirts of Rundu, who have been taken to court for allegedly illegally erecting permanent structures on land which has not been serviced.

The Rundu Town Council management committee’s chairperson, Johannes Murenga said during a meeting with residents of Tuhingireni on Sunday that no one is allowed to build permanent structures on land which is not serviced.

He said those intending to erect permanent structures on such land within the town boundaries should first consult the Rundu Town Council’s building department for advice.

The councillor cautioned that those erecting permanent structures could be wasting their resources because once the council wants to develop such land, their structures could be demolished to make way for services such as water and roads’ infrastructure.

Murenga also spoke out against illegal water connections, which remains a serious concern for the council.


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