Amupanda speaks on land allegations

Recently resigned Swapo Party Youth League Secretary for Information, Publicity and Mobilisation, Job Amupanda has denied the allegations of owning land. City of Windhoek had initially said that Job Amupanda under a company, Racoon Investment CC is owning land but Amupanda in an email strongly condemns the allegations calling all those that are involved as ‘Puppets’.

“When this whole thing started I was on record indicating that my application has been in the municipality bureaucracy for close to two years now. Both newspapers have report that. Why puppets in their late meetings do not acknowledge that is puzzling,” he said. He added that, “If I have land where is the title deed? When did I buy it? What was the cost of that land?.” Amupanda also attached three letters of one which is dated 23 June 2014 directed to the Chief Executive Officer of City of Windhoek, Niilo Taapopi partly states that “We write this letter with heavy hearts to convey our frustration with what we view as the deliberate delay tactics employed by the Property office of the City.”

“Given that it takes less than a week for others to obtain the price of land, we are of a strong opinion that the four months of back and forth is nothing but deliberate delay tactic on the part of the property office aimed at frustrating young black youth. We thought we should bring this matter to your attention for redress for we know that as a freedom fighter, you are a man of justice and firm supporter of development.”

Amupanda then said ‘Puppets’ can have late meetings all they want, find his land applications all they want but they will never succeed. He also said he is not shaken by lies and for what knows is that he is on the side of truth. “We (myself and other youth) applied for land in Wanaheda, through Racoon Investment. We fought hard, and our application was rejected on baseless grounds. Find this letter attached (Browny Response). We wrote an appeal (find it attached) until it can back into the bureaucracy. The council subsequently sent it to property divisions who have been seating on it ever since. We made several follow ups (in person and telephonic). One of the follow up letters is as attached. It is that application which has been in the municipality bureaucracy for two years now. Next year it's going to be the third. While ours is taking long, some others that came after us are being concluded. That is what I have consistently maintained,” he wrote.