Walvis backyard tenants start fundraising for Farm 37 plots – The Namibian
The Walvis Bay Yard Tenants group began fundraising initiatives at Walvis Bay on Friday with a view to service their plots at Farm 37.
The tenants, who’ve been interesting for land from the municipality, had been excited to listen to that they had been lastly allotted portion 19 of Farm 37 in July.
The group has been planning to fulfill the municipality midway by fundraising to cowl the price of servicing the land.
In a petition to council in February, the group promised to have month-to-month contributions of N$500 monthly, per group member, to service the plots, in addition to month-to-month fundraising actions, if council agreed to their thought.
Group consultant Immanuel Festus on Friday mentioned the group was critical about fundraising.
Some group members arrange stalls at Independence Seashore on Friday and Saturday, the place they offered meals and drinks.
“We’re right here as we speak to begin our fundraising initiative. We need to fulfill the situations set by the council to entry our land. We had been allotted portion 19 at Farm 37. It’s 33 hectares in measurement and can accommodate about 1 000 folks. “Yesterday, we obtained our first citation of planning. It’s going to value us about N$1,5 million. “For now, we need to increase about N$750 000. We can even do month-to-month fundraising occasions. We invite firms in Erongo to help us. Don’t watch for ghettos (shacks) to burn and include mattresses. That is the chance for social accountability.” Members of the group promoting numerous meals objects additionally appealed to the nation to help them at fundraising occasions.
“We’re promoting hen, bread and sausage to lift funds to service our land given by the municipality,” mentioned Andreas Mvula.
“We’re right here promoting. We need to increase our cash to purchase our plots.
That is the best way we will probably be elevating our funds,” mentioned Dina Cornelius.
“I’m decided to get my plot. I wrestle so much. The homes are simply burning. I’ll hustle to purchase my plot,” mentioned Riana Hakskeen.
“I’m uninterested in burning shacks. We now have hope at Farm 37. We’re fundraising to purchase our plots. We’re ready for supporters to come back and help our fundraising efforts,” mentioned Cristiana Paulus.
The group mentioned they’ve additional fundraising initiatives deliberate to be revealed quickly.