Omatando far from formalisation

25 April 2018 | Local News

Negotiations between Omatando residents and the Ongwediva Town Council, aimed at paving the way for the formalisation of the area have not yet kicked off.

Omatando 1, 2 and 3 has been divided into eight extensions and is zoned for various activities.

However, there are existing houses, which means the owners will either have to accept the new envisioned municipal rates for the area or negotiate another option with the council.

The council is also expected to negotiate with mahangu field owners, who want fair compensation for their land.

According to town council spokesperson, Jackson Muma, the consultations with homeowners will take place in the near future, although the area is already surveyed and the townships have been approved by the township board.

Some Omatando residents said they expect the council to compensate them if it wants them to give up their structures, because paying the high rates and taxes that will be charged for the business and industrial areas is not an option for them.

“Council must just compensate me and give me an area where I should construct. I do not have a business there,” a resident said

Muma said the council is still waiting for the survey diagram and thereafter other issues will be looked at.

“It's a consultative approach. We will talk with the owners and we will look at the options and we will negotiate until we agree,” Muma said.

When asked whether the council has the money to compensate those who agree to give up their properties, Muma said that will depend on the council.

In June last year, the council informed residents they will not be allowed to construct any structures on their plots, due to the township formalisation process.

Some Omatando community members are however running out of patience, saying the materials they bought to build their structures are either damaged or are showing signs of becoming worn out.

Muma said the instruction from the council is still in place and that no one is allowed to construct anything in Omatando until they are told otherwise.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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