Mayor of Windhoek

Amupanda’s housing initiative may not be cast in ideological impotence, bankruptcy, opportunism

“The lack of affordable land for housing is the main cause of Namibia’s housing crisis and the continuous rapid growth of informal settlements,” notes the Mayor of Windhoek when announcing the outcome of the land and housing workshop, which the City hosted end August beginning September. “Crisis”, sounds like an understatement by the Mayor in describing what has been happening on the housing provision frontier since independence, which can aptly be described as a ticking bomb, not only for the City of Windhoek, but all over the country. “Rapid growth” is also a misnomer because looking at what has come…
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