German government offers support to land reform

The German government has established a support policy to assist the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement in the equal and fair distribution of land to disadvantaged communal farmers.
The GIZ “Support to Land Reform” project is implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and was initiated to combat the challenge of land reform the country is facing, and distribute the land fairly and protect the land use rights.
The first phase of the project started in 2003 and was envisaged to come to an end in June 2014; however, it is likely that the project will be extended until July 2017. Currently in its 3rd phase, the project supports the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement with the communal land rights registration process in all communal areas in Namibia.
The project has provided technical and financial assistance for training new communal land boards in the country, organised communal land rights registration awareness campaigns in several regions and has provided technical support in terms of staff to the Windhoek and Oshakati offices and previously in Mariental and Rundu.