“Offer to purchase” works – Kafula

“After the suspension of auction sales, the genuine need for land is now much easier to determine, using the “offer to purchase” for the “first time buyer” approach,” said the Mayor of the City of Windhoek, Agnes Kafula.
According to Kafula, since taking this approach the City has now created opportunity for those in the middle and low income categories to have access to land.
With the acute shortage of land, the auction method resulted in a situation where only those with deep pockets could afford land.
“At the February Council meeting this year, I announced the suspension of sale of land by auction.  As we are all aware, auction sale’s core principle is that the product on sale will be sold to the highest bidder, irrespective of whether that bidder is in dire need or not,” she said.