MURD and Shack Dwellers Federation constructs 57 houses for low-income earners

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The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, in collaboration with the Shack Dwellers Federation and partners, has constructed 57 houses for low-income earners at Gobabis.

At the handover ceremony, Deputy Minister Natalia |Goagoses, reaffirmed the government's commitment to addressing the housing backlog and allowing more citizens a decent life.

|Goagoses stressed that housing is a basic right that every citizen should be able to enjoy.

Supreme Court reserves Minister Utoni's appeal application

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The Supreme Court has reserved judgment in an appeal application by the Minister of Urban and Rural Development against an interim interdict to stop recognizing Sofia Mundjembwe Kanyetu as Hompa of the Vashambyu Tribe in the Kavango East.

The appeal comes after the High Court ruling by Justice Thomas Masuku granted the interim interdict by Maria Ukamba Haindaka, who had been nominated for the position of Hompa along with Mundjembwe Kanyetu.

Rundu residents unhappy with NORED services

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Residents of Rundu are still not happy with the services offered by NORED.

They expressed themselves at a consultation meeting, organized by the Rundu Town Council.

The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development and the Ministry of Mines and Energy are consulting and soliciting inputs from key stakeholders on the establishment of Regional Electricity Distributors and their impact on local authorities.

MURD holds decentralization consultative forum

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The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development held its fourth decentralisation consultative forum with key stakeholders in the capital today.

Minister, Erastus Uutoni, reminded the stakeholders that bringing services closer to the grassroots level remains one of the of government's top priorities.

The forum will discuss best practices,  progress made over the years and will collectively devise strategies on how to overcome existing stumbling blocks.

Windhoek municipality awaits approval from MURD to appoint next CEO

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The Windhoek Municipality is still waiting for the approval of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development on its recommendation to appoint Conrad Lutombi as Chief Executive Officer of the City of Windhoek.

The CEO's position became vacant following the resignation of Robert Kahimise in October 2020.

The City of Windhoek received 60 applications when the position was advertised in April.

Only 16 met the requirements.

Delivery of affordable housing remains priority

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Delivering affordable housing remains a key government agenda item.

As such, the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, says his ministry avails millions of dollars towards the construction of houses to improve the living standards of Namibians.

Uutoni said this when he handed over more than 40 new houses, constructed at a cost of N$11 million at Otjiwarongo. 

These houses were constructed by the National Housing Enterprises after the Otjiwarongo Municipality made available land in 2021 to set up affordable units.