The Gobabis Municipality is looking to issue land title deeds to about 800 residents in the Freedom Square informal settlement in Epako. This, Mayor Elvire Theron said, would give inhabitants the necessary ownership and pride for future developments. The Namibia press agency reports that Theron also said the council is currently in the process of conducting land audits that will look into the land that was bought between 2014 and 2020 and that flexible land tenure will be rolled out to all other informal settlements over time.