Windhoek Mayor warns public against fraudulent land ownership deals

Windhoek Mayor warns public against fraudulent land ownership deals
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Windhoek Mayor, Fransina Kahungu has warned the public against fraudulent land ownership deals.
This comes after she visited residents of Sewende Laan in Otjomuise who fell victim to an alleged fraudulent title deeds scam.
People with disabilities who reside in Sewende Laan, Beijing Street expressed their frustrations with the Mayor over some individuals who took money from them under the pretext of applying for title deeds on their behalf.
Kahungu stated that there are some leaders taking advantage of people who are desperate for land ownership.
"The land was given to this group, specifically people with disability. It is true the registration of individual portion of land is not yet done. So people are now using that opportunity so that they get money from the others under the pretext that they are going to register them to the Ministry of Land for them to get title deeds," said Kahungu.
Helvi Nekongo, who fell victim to the scam thanked the Mayor for making time to listen and address their plight.
"We have been confused for some time now because of what transpired and that's when we decided to take a step and reach out to the Mayor. We called her early this morning to inform her about this issue and we're thankful she attended to us," said Nekongo.
The Mayor added that the community in that area forms part of those who will be given land ownership this year.