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The leader of the official opposition, McHenry Venaani, wants to see a functioning city.

Venaani, who paid a courtesy visit to Windhoek Mayor Joseph Uapingene, informed the nbc News team that the discussion with the mayor touched on pertinent developmental issues.

"We are not delivering on the promise of land because of a number of complex issues of subsidisation that are lacking. After every five years, we promise people we will deliver land, but that is not the case. The question of shanty towns is a critical issue that I brought to the City. What is it, and what steps are being taken to mitigate the challenge of land delivery?"

Venaani says that there is a need for dialogue between all stakeholders, including the Office of the President, to discuss the subsidisation of land delivery.

He also announced that he plans to bring yet another Private Members' Bill, but this time focusing on fast-tracked land delivery.

Administrative heads at the city informed Venaani on urban planning and development, service delivery, and infrastructure maintenance, among others.

Venaani also brought up the issue of estimated water metre readings, which he argues is a disadvantage, particularly to the senior residents of the city.

"A lot of people are losing a lot of resources, and pensioners homes are being taken away because people are being charged on estimation; even if you are on holiday, your bill remains the same. We must end this estimation and start to technologically charge people for what they consume."

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Emil Xamro Seibeb