EENHANA – Walde Ndevashiya the Chief Executive Officer of Eenhana Town Council is inviting the private sector to invest in Eenhana, saying the town has in the past two years worked hard to improve and develop its image through implementing several capital projects. Eenhana has experienced a huge growth in infrastructure development since its proclamation as a town in 2002, he said.
“The council is negotiating with private developers who have expressed interest to invest in town – and most of them have indicated they want to start before the end of this year,” Ndevashiya told New Era last week.
The capital projects and developmental activities that took place in the last two financial years include construction of houses and businesses, servicing of land as well as upgrading and maintenance of infrastructure.
The town has serviced areas with water and sewer reticulation at a cost of N$6.8 million and is working to complete the provision of electricity at a cost of N$5 million.
Ndevashiya said the National Housing Enterprise completed the servicing of 299 erven in Extension 5 through a public partnership with council at a cost of N$23 million, and currently construction of houses is underway with contractors already on site.
Nevertheless, the town is experiencing challenges of land delivery for residential properties with demand far outstripping supply. “However, council has adopted a proactive approach which is in line with our strategic plan in order to fast track the process of land delivery. Council has allocated sub-servicing to different developers who are now in the process of constructing infrastructure. The entire developmental activities in Eenhana will cost more than N$323.5 million,” he said.
By Loide Jason