Ekandjo explains reasons for demolishing of informal structures in Oshakati
21 Jun 2012
The Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, Jerry Ekandjo explained why the Oshakati Town Council has demolished informal structures at the town.
The issue was raised in the National Assembly in a motion tabled by DTA MP Phillemon Moongo.
Ekandjo said the structures were illegally erected in proclaimed areas of the town.
Ekandjo explained that only two structures were demolished at the town as they were built in an area for which a mapping plan was already developed and construction was due to commence.
He said the owners were informed, but allegedly ignored Town Council instructions.
According to Ekandjo, the illegal structures were also found in the Ongwediva and Helao Nafidi town boundaries.
He also informed the National Assembly that the demolition of illegal structures, ordered by the Windhoek City Council in the Goreangab informal area last week, had been stopped.
Ekandjo however added that the demolition of newly constructed structures in which people had not moved, would continue.