Khorixas council relocates over 100 informal settlement residents

Khorixas Town Council (KTC) planning division has relocated a total number of 120 residents to a new formalised informal settlement area at the town.

Many residents have welcomed the process that started in August, as the new informal settlement has been demarcated in an orderly manner, Planning Officer at the KTC, Sieglinde Wetha told Nampa today here.

Residents build houses in a disorderly manner prompting the council to relocate the residents

Every resident that has been relocated is very happy because they were eager to be moved to the new area. The area has a proper road network and portable water will also be available before end of December this year, she said.

She added that the processes in lengthy and residents must be patient, as all that have applied will be giver plots and those that are in the boundaries of the relocation zone will be relocated during the course of the year.

One of the resident that was relocated, Sophia Seibes said that she is exited that she is one of the residents that got the chance to be relocated in the first group.

It is really a great relief and I am happy that I have been relocated to the new informal settlement area. Although it took me some time to build my house I can now safely say that I have place to call my home, she said.

She added that although there are still some challenges such as lack of portable water in the new area, relocation process has been going smoothly.

Another resident, Rosalia Hoaes said that there is good and applaud the council for a job well done.

I am very happy that the council has moved us from where we used to live. I now have a place that I will call my home for as long as I live and my children and grandchildren will also be have a place to stay after I am gone.

We are only looking forward to basic services such as portable water to be availed by the council soon, she said.

Source: Namibia Press Agency