The ||Kharas Regional Council has been without a functional management committee for about four months now due to a stand-off between the Landless People’s Movement and Swapo which are arguing over the composition of members of the National Council and regional council from that region. The Namibia press agency reports that with the national budget announcement set for this week, the situation is cause of alarm, as even if funds are to be allocated to that region, they won’t be able to be used to address pressing needs such as housing without a properly constructed council.