The City of Windhoek has warned land grabbers to stop the illegal action. “Our rule stands. Those who will find themselves guilty of this conduct, their stuff will be confiscated by the City Police,” said municipal spokesperson Harold Akwenye.
“I am not aware that there are people grabbing land in Katutura. We have City Police that have a full responsibility to deter anyone from grabbing land.” Akwenye was responding to questions on the situation in the Tobias Hainyeko constituency where residents have been grabbing land since Friday.
Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua last week also strongly warned against the illegal occupation of land.
Mcleod-Katjirua told New Era on Saturday that while she acknowledged that land delivery is slow, that must not be the reason for people grabbing land in Windhoek.
Last Friday, hundreds of residents flocked to Tobias Hainyeko as early as 06h00 to occupy land at open spaces all over the constituency.
“Land must not be grabbed. The danger in land grabbing is that people are settling at the land that has no services and later they will come and demand services.
We acknowledge that land delivery is slow but that does not mean people must grab land. It puts service delivery in jeopardy,” said the governor.