The Oniipa Town Council in the Oshikoto Region has warned residents to desist from illegally selling and buying land.
In a media statement issued Tuesday, the council said a lot of effort has been put into curbing illegal land development and sales within the town boundaries without the councils permission and yet the problem persists.
Some residents sell and buy land illegally, while others construct buildings without approved building plans on sites they have claimed as theirs without following the proper procedures.
The Oniipa leadership pointed out the mandate of selling land, which by proclamation falls within the town boundaries, rests with the council.
It commended community members who buy and develop land legally, and urged the general public to consult the towns Planning and Technical Services Division for advice prior to acting on any land deals and development activities.
The statement says three community and two headmen sensitisation meetings were conducted in consultation with the Ondonga Traditional Authority on the issue.
Oniipa Mayor Mannetjies Kambonde told Nampa during a community meeting last week by Ondonga traditional senior councillor John Walenga on the same matter that illegitimate land development and sales are prevalent in the Onethindi and Onamungundo settlements.
Oniipa was placed under the authority of the town council after the last Regional and Local Authority Election.
- Title: The Oniipa Town Council in the Oshikoto Region has warned residents to desist from illegally selling and buying land.
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