… Only 2 848 applicants disqualified
By Confidente Reporter
THE City of Windhoek says only 4 421 youth and staff members applied for 180 plots in Khomasdal Extension 16, a project approved last year.
In a statement, the City said that the 180 plots form part of 399 plots it made available for housing, where 79 plots will be sold to the public, as part of a housing pilot project, while the remaining 140 will be sold to people on its housing waiting list.
“The approval of the sale of 399 plots by the City of Windhoek in Khomasdal Extension 16 is a project which was approved by council in July 2016, in terms of Council Resolution 129/07/2016. The 399 plots were allocated into the following four categories: 100 allocated to the youth, 140 to the applicants on the City’s waiting list, 80 to the City employees and 79 to the general public,” the City said in clarification, following a report last week that 10 000 people had applied for the 399 plots,” City Chief Executive Officer, Robert Kahimise said.
“The 100 plots allocated to the youth and 80 plots allocated to the staff members of the City of Windhoek were put out on offer to purchase in October 2016. It is thus not correct to state that the total 399 plots were advertised at once. The 79 plots to the general public are reserved for the City Housing Pilot Project, while the remaining 140 plots will be allocated to the applicants on the City’s waiting list.
“The total applications received for the two tenders (Tender PLA 03/2016 and PLA 04/2016) for the youth and the staff members respectively, was only 4421, and not 10 000 as stated by the article in Confidente. It should also be noted that only 1 573 offers of the total 4421 received met the offer to purchase requirements, while the remaining 2 848 applications were disqualified for not complying with the set tender requirements; and not 6 000 as stated in the said article,” the City added. The successful bidders will be announced once the entire verification process has been concluded, and the names published in Confidente last week are not yet conclusive.
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