Katima town council relocates 108 families to Nova Township

Katima Mulilo Town Council (KMTC) has relocated about 108 families from Cowboy Extension 19 to a new location to be known as Nova Township on Sunday.

During the relocation KMTC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) revealed that the town council plans to avail 2500 low cost plots to these families and others at Nova township. The relocation has been made to pave the way for the Cowboy Combined School to be built by Ministry of Education Stated the CEO of KMTC Raphael Liswaniso.

The families were temporarily settled at Extension 19 by the town council about 5 years ago due to a shortage of land, while others were illegal occupants.

Town council showed the area to the families on Thursday while clearing of the land by the residents and town council staff joined by the CEO, only started on Sunday. The relocating residents have volunteered to assist the council with clearing the land. The relocation will be followed up with services such as water, roads and so forth.

Liswaniso who was present at the clearing of land on Sunday said that Town council hopes to lessen the of illegal land occupation by the landless inhabitants of the town.

The relocation is expected to be completed in one and a half week's period.

Source: Namibia Press Agency