More than 5 000 residents of Grootfontein in need of housing, the majority of whom are from the informal areas, have applied for one of the 1 120 serviced plots at the town’s Extensions 6, 7, and 8 residential areas. The Namibia press agency quotes the Chairperson of the Grootfontein Municipality’s management committee, Jack Tsanigab, as saying that the applicants were grouped by the employment status and that he municipality is still contemplating putting some of the affluent plots on sale to the employed applicants at affordable prices, and resettling the unemployed applicants on serviced plots and issuing them with ownership certificates. The resettled residents will be expected to pay rates and taxes on their plots though, with the money generated to be used to service more residential plots for others, he explained.