KEETMANSHOOP, 09 AUG – The Keetmanshoop Municipality has allocated N$ 15 million for the completion of servicing 110 erven in the Westdene residential area, including the provision of roads and electricity.
This was said by the municipality’s Public Relations Officer, Dawn Kruger in a press statement issued to Nampa on Thursday.
The funds are availed by the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) and the erven have already been serviced with water and sewer reticulation in 2016, the statement indicated.
Furthermore, MURD, the municipality and National Housing Enterprise handed over 88 plots in the Krönlein residential area to J Groenewaldt Properties at the end of last month, for the construction of houses under the Mass Housing Project (MHP) at a cost of N$ 22 million.
The MHP commenced in Keetmanshoop in 2013 and was executed in various phases. So far, 199 houses have been constructed, of which 159 have been handed over to the respective owners, while the rest will be handed over in due course.
“The Keetmanshoop Municipal Council is committed to take the necessary resolutions to ensure that the houses are legally transferred to the owners soon,” according to the statement.
It said with the remaining construction of the 88 project houses, Keetmanshoop will have fully completed its initial MHP and these houses are expected to be completed within the next six months.
The statement also indicated that the Road Fund Administration (RFA) availed N$676 000 for traffic law enforcement in the new financial year for the procurement of assets.
“Assets such as alcohol testing machines for the traffic officers will be purchased, RFA also budgeted close to N$1 million to rehabilitate First Avenue (the road to the Governor’s Office) in town during the present financial year,” the statement reads.