Over a 100 plots allocated at Bukalo
PUBLISHED 19 MAY 2020
The Bukalo Village Council recently approved the sale of over a 100 plots to various pirvate developers, including a 101 plots that will be developed by First Capital Home Loans according to village council CEO, Martin Limbo.
A total number of 15 plots will be developed by PD Bricks, while Algo Trading cc will develop eight plots in the same area.
Bukalo currently has 407 serviced plots, of which about 209 are allocated through lease of public-private partnerships and private treaties.
Furthermore, it has been confirmed by Limbo that the council is in the process of finalising lease agreements which will allow commercial activity to be conducted from the right wing of the municipal office block. These include Standard Bank Namibia, which is set to open a banking services branch on lease from council building. The council will also see that local residents are employed in the establishment of the banking facility.
Limbo mentioned that council approved the establishment of a NaTIS one-stop vehicle by the Roads Authority (RA).
Registration and licensing services will also be on lease and memorandum of agreement (MoU) with council. RA CEO Conrad Lutombi welcomed the move by council and promised to submit a formal request to the ministry of works and transport for approval of the Bukalo registering authority, as well as the proposed vehicle registration.
Other development projects include a shopping mall, where council had allocated 15 hectares of land initially towards the construction of the Zambezi Private University and Bukalo academy under the institutional zoning to First Capital. Bukalo will also have a service station, private hospital and other developments at a total cost of more than N$78 million.
Capital projects that have been commissioned and are currently underway include the construction of the multi-million Dollar Bukalo open market-Phase 2.
Another proposal has been approved through the committee for the installation of 16 robots or traffic lights at the four intersections in the middle of Bukalo Proper en-route to Kabbe Road at an estimated cost of N$800 000.
Council also approved the construction of the meat processing plant at Bukalo on a five-hectare plot, which would see the establishment of a dry meat processor, meat boilers and other meat products.
The project is estimated at a value of more than N$145 million and will also include the construction of staff housing, administrative block and sewerage system which would carter for the effluent of animal dung and animal discharges from processed meat, outside of the current Bukalo oxidation sewerage network.