KHOMAS LAUNCHES PRE-LAND CONFERENCE CONSULTATIONS

NAMIBIA: LAND/NBC/19/7/18 SABANews 1

Equitable distribution of land remains a pipe-dream (Pic. Agencies)

WINDHOEK – KHOMAS Region in Central NAMIBIA has kicked off public consultations ahead of the forthcoming SECOND National Land Conference within the next THREE months.

NBC News says the authorities have launched the TWO-day-long process this THURSDAY morning.

The exercise involves gathering ideas for inclusion onto the agenda of the Conference from different demographic groupings, communities, and political parties in KHOMAS.

Provincial Governor LAURA MCLEOD-KATJIRUA called on residents to take part openly and make contributions that will help make the expected vital land discussions a success.

She says land is a critical component in efforts to address past social injustices and improve the economic well-being of citizens, hence the need for proper management and distribution.

Governor MCLEOD-KATJIRUA says in order to speed up land reforms and redistribution, the country needs to find out what has worked and what has not, before coming up with resolutions.

She has therefore, appealed to people attending the consultation meeting to come up with concrete recommendations that will help shape the outcome of the SECOND National Land Conference in OCTOBER.

Land has remained a hot issue in NAMIBIA since liberation from apartheid rule in MARCH 1990, after the willing-buyer-willing-seller plan that was part of the independence deal failed to work over the years./Sabanews/cam

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