KEETMANSHOOP – //Kharas governor Aletha Frederick says the housing issue remains an emotive subject as thousands of people continue to live in deplorable conditions.
The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development last week handed over 22 houses, while the One Economy Foundation donated eight houses to beneficiaries from Berseba.
“As the governor of this region, I am indeed very pleased to be associated with this initiative, which has really changed the lives of many of our people across the country,” said Frederick.
She also expressed her gratitude towards the business community for supporting government’s agenda to provide proper shelter to every citizen in need of housing.
“I trust that many of us are aware that the government resources will never be enough to address all of society’s needs since we all feel the pain and the lack of dignity that comes with it,’’ said Frederick.
She continued that in support of everything aimed to address the socio-economic development, she will always be advocating to all stakeholders to hold hands and work together towards the common good for all.
“Government, through its regional- and- local authority structures, will continue to support the work of community based organisations such as the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia,’’ the governor added.
She said the federation and others have demonstrated their commitment and ability to contribute to the national drive towards providing affordable housing and proper sanitation to the less fortunate.
The governor then applauded the Shack Dwellers Federation’s solution to housing as unique and worth supporting. “This is a clear testimony of sustainable and people-centred development, and I hereby pledge our continuous support.’’