_: WINDHOEK: Namibia expects to have a robust and effective housing delivery programme towards the end of NDP4, of which affordability is the key feature.
Some of the desired outcomes of the National Development Plan Four (NDP4), which ends in 2017, is that in five years’ time, 60 per cent of households will be living in modern houses, up from 41 per cent in 2009/2010.
This is according to information contained in a pamphlet summarising the desired outcomes of NDP4, which ends in 2017.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba has on many occasions said housing remains a critical issue affecting the poor communities in Namibia.
He noted that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that adequate housing and sanitation is provided to those desperately in need of it.
In addition, by 2017 it is expected that water for human consumption will have increased from 85 per cent to 100 per cent of the Namibian population, while increased reserves for industrialization should also be in place.
Residents of Otjomuise’s Amsterdam, Tokyo and Beijing streets will experience a power outage today, due to upgrading work on the Amsterdam Miniature Substation.
The City of Windhoek announced yesterday that the power outage will take place between 08h30 and 15h00.
The City periodically upgrades substations, overhead lines, circuit breakers or underground cables, among others, to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
Clients and residents are, therefore, cautioned that power supply must at all times be treated as live during any power outage, as the City will re-energise without prior notification.