Namibia: MPs Blame Govt for Housing Crisis

THE government’s failure to effectively implement the decentralisation policy is largely to blame for the mushrooming of informal settlements in urban areas.

This is according to Landless People’s Movement leader Bernadus Swartbooi, who on Wednesday in the National Assembly blamed the mounting housing backlog on the government’s bureaucracy and ineffectiveness.

Swartbooi was contributing to a motion to discuss the need to implement the Flexible Land Tenure Act to address the challenges of housing…

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