MTC hands over 113 plots in Oniipa, targets 3 more towns

Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has handed over 113 title deeds for residential plots in Oniipa to the first beneficiaries of the MTC Land Delivery Project.

Launched last year, the MTC Land Delivery Project is a three-year long program designed to address the issue of landlessness in selected towns, by availing and delivering affordable land to low-income earners through Development Workshop Namibia (DWN).

The project aims to collaborate with local authorities willing to avail land at reduced cost to assist low-income households to obtain land in municipal districts, by providing low-cost service plots in selected towns in Namibia at affordable price.

Dr Licky Erastus, the leading telecommunications’ company Managing Director, said MTC has committed N$2 million to aid selected local authorities to deliver 1 585 low-cost land for housing in four towns by the end of September this year, with Oniipa being the first to benefit – getting 113 plots.

“The subsequent planned towns are Okakarara to receive 707 plots, Stampriet 282, and Otjiwarongo 483.If one can get land at a reasonable price in the shortest time possible, it becomes the stepping-stone towards regularizing informal communities while creating a land ownership economy for all Namibians.” Dr Erastus said.

"The MTC Land Delivery Project is designed to enable you to acquire at least a 300 square meter piece of land at a reasonable price for as low as N$15,000. One can pay it off over a 12-month period, own the title deed to the land, and with that certificate, gain access to financing for the construction of your house.”

Minister of Urban and Rural Development Erastus Uutoni said joint efforts are essential because the government alone cannot remedy the country’s land and housing issues.

“The government will continue to create an enabling environment, and therefore, public and private sectors are encouraged to pull resources and put efforts together for inclusive, equitable and innovative strategies, such as the MTC Land Delivery initiative,” he said.

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