CoW to deliberate on sale of 319 single residential erven: Kazapua

City of Windhoek (CoW) will deliberate on the sale of 231 single residential erven's in Rocky Crest, Extension 4, CoW mayor Muesee Kazapua said at the 8th Ordinary Council meeting on Thursday here.

The erven were serviced through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement between the City Council and Otweya Land Developer (Pty) Ltd, he said.

On the developmental agenda, I am pleased to mention that in our quest to find answers to the lack of housing for our people, Council continues with the efforts to fast serviced land. Council will deliberate on the sale of eighty eight (88) single residential erven, in Kleine Kuppe Extension, 1. These erven were serviced through a PPP arrangement between the City Council and Chamac Investments (Pty) Ltd, Kazapua said.

He added that the sale and allocation single residential ervens is a clear testimony that CoW is hard at work in its quest to make serviced land available to the residents.

Furthermore, CoW is also busy conducting a Community Risk Assessment (CRA), which commenced on 17 September and will last until 07 December 2019.

The primary purpose of the CRA, is to collect information for assessing hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, ability to cope, preparing coping strategies, and preparing a risk reduction implementation plan by the Municipal Council of Windhoek.

A well-conducted community risk assessment will help to build a shared understanding of local risks and possible reduction measures. It increases awareness about potential risks that might not be fully understood or about risk conditions believed to be unchangeable, and thus creating a resilient city. Residents are therefore requested to cooperate with the data collectors, for the purpose of this exercise, Kazapua said.

He added that the assessment will provide updated information to help the community better understand their natural hazard risk and to better prepare residents and the City for disaster before it occurs it will also apply mitigation strategies in the community to reduce risk.

Source: Namibia Press Agency