Namibian Police Calls For Calm Ahead Of Land Protest

WINDHOEK, Namibia, March 17 (NNN-AGENCIES) – Namibian police called for calm among protesters, who plan to take to the streets of Windhoek on Monday (tomorrow), in a movement aimed at improving availability of land.

The protest is led by the Affirmative Repositioning, a land lobby group that has been pushing for lower rental and property prices in the country’s urban areas in recent years.

Namibian police Spokesperson, Edwin Kanguatjivi, called on the protesters to march in a peaceful manner tomorrow.

“In as much as the Namibian Police have been notified and will be at hand to assist with escort, the Namibian Police force in the same vein appeal to the marching crowd, to ensure that the right and freedom of other citizens are not infringed upon during the march,” Kanguatjivi said.

The Affirmative Repositioning movement gathers young people, who have grown frustrated by the unavailability of affordable land in urban areas. They often use social media platforms to mobilise residents in urban areas.– NNN-AGENCIES