Oshakati TC prioritises inclusive development 


Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Eveline !Nawases-Taeyele, stated that the Oshakati Town Council remains committed to holistic urban development strategies that prioritise inclusivity and sustainability. 

She made these remarks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrades of the 111 and 92 roads, along with the construction of a gravity sewer network at Evululuko Extension 1 and Phase 2.

The two projects are set to cost over N$13 million combined with the upgrading of the road leading to the open market.

Oshakati Town Council to waive interest on arrears


The Oshakati Town Council will offer 100% interest relief on customer municipal services accounts with outstanding account payments.

Town spokesperson Katarina Kamari said this follows a resolution passed by the Council on August 30, 2023, to waive all interest accumulated on all Oshakati customer municipal service accounts.

According to Kamari, the council’s debts currently stand at N$80,224,301.99.

"The debts are increasing every month due to non-payment," she said.

Oshakati Town Council endorses sale of 'Omatala' erf


The Oshakati Town Council has resolved to endorse the sale of a controversial 1.7-hectare prime land, previously known as Omatala in Oshakati, to business mogul Erastus 'Chicco' Shapumba.

The land was sold in 2017 for only N$2.5 million, and the council has since proposed a new price.

Situated along the Oshakati main road, the piece of land for decades used to house the town's open market.

Oshakati TC awards prime plot to Mouse Properties


The Oshakati Town Council, under the stewardship of town mayor Leonard Hango, has resolved to endorse the sale of a controversial 1.7 hectare prime land deal that has been in the courts to Mouse Properties Ninety Eight, owned by business mogul Erastus 'Chicco' Shapumba, which was sold then for N$2.5 million dollars, way beyond its market value.

The council this morning resolved to set the new price at N$5.6 million.

Oshakati Town Council's mayoral development fund gala dinner raises over half a million dollars


More than half a million dollars was raised at the recently launched Mayoral Development Fund gala dinner for the Oshakati Town Council.

The fund is aimed at raising money to help the needy and vulnerable members of society.

Oshakati Mayor Leonard Hango says his council is faced with the challenge of rural-urban migration, with people now squatting in informal settlements.

The council also wants to create land and housing for residents, which means it is leading in land and housing development in the entire country.