Mass Urban Land Servicing project
National Massive Urban Land servicing
The National Massive Urban Land servicing Project (MUSLP) was announced following the meeting between the Government and the Affirmative Repositioning movement held on 24 July 2015. A technical committee consisting of ministers, Mayors and CEO’s of local authorities under the leadership of the Minister of Urban and Rural Development was established to guide and steer the implementation of MUSLP. Three towns have been selected for the pilot phase of the project, which include Oshakati, Windhoek, and Walvisbay. The progress is outlined below:
Mass Land Servicing Initiative – Oshakati
The Oshakati Town Council has identified Ehenye proper and extensions 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 in Oshakati North as well as Ompumbu Proper and extensions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, Ehenye extension 17 & 22, Okakukiipupu extension 3 and Proper for the Mass Land Servicing Initiative. The Ehenye extensions 2, 3, 7, 8 and proper are currently under servicing and are set to be completed within a period of 12 months. Ehenye Extension 1, the contractors are busy with site establishments. Ompumbu, a surveyor has been appointed on 21 December 2015 and the surveying work is currentry underway and is to be completed toward the end of February 2016. Ehenye extension 17 & 22, Okakukiipupu extension 3 and Proper are to be done thereafter. About 4 862 erven in Total are planned to be serviced and approximately N$ 168 879948.98 is required to service the land identified. Ompumbu is earmarked as a low income area.
The planning procedures for the Ompumbu proper and extensions 1-6 have been concluded and approved by Townships Board, however, the surveying of the land has not been completed and servicing has not commenced. Currently 1800 erven in Ompumbu are planned to be serviced
Mass Land Servicing Initiative –Windhoek
The Windhoek City Council identified a portion of Goreangab Ext 4 for the initiative. The area is earmarked for low income beneficiaries. The total area identified measures 65.51 hectares and the number of erven to be serviced include 338 residential erven as well as 5 residential block erven and 5 erven earmarked for business, industrial and institutional uses. The Consultants and the contractors are currently busy with site establishment.
Mass Land Servicing Initiative – Walvis Bay
The Walvis Bay Municipality has identified land to be earmarked for the Mass land servicing initiative, in Kuiseb extension (5, 6, 7, and 10) and Naraville extensions (7, 8, 9, 10, 13, and 15). Land servicing at Naraville extension 7, Kuiseb extension 5 and 6 are to be completed mid February 2016. Consultant Engineers have already been appointed and construction is currently underway for Kuiseb extension 7. Kuiseb extension 10, consultant engineers have been appointed and are currently busy with tendering process and Land servicing will start after the completion of Extension 7. The rest of the sites are waiting for Nampab approval and a meeting is set between Walvis Bay Municipality and Nampab on 02 February 2016. About 2664 erven are planned for mass urban land servicing initiative.