A decision by the Otjiwarongo Municipality to ease the overcrowded Single Quarters hostel units at Orwetoveni has been met with mixed emotions by residents who are refusing to be relocated to a new service area with no water and electricity.

 Group chairperson, Irene Uushona says residents will remain defiant and not move from the dilapidated four unit houses to Kamp 5 settlement on the outskirts of the town as it's not habitable.

Uushona says the relocation area is not yet proclaimed to accommodate hundreds of residents and lacks basic services.

Uushona further questioned whether council will refund residents who have erected structures on the hostel premises and whereabouts of the millions allocated for the single quarters toilets' renovations and construction that was utilized.

Otjiwarongo Mayor, Kandiwapa Shivute upon receiving the petition promised that Council will study it and revert back to aggrieved residents. 

The residents have given council 14 working days to respond back with a favorable decision.

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Faith Sankwasa