Land reform minister Calle Schlettwein said government has only been able to acquire 3.3 million hectares of land for resettlement purposes against a target of five million hectares, which was supposed to be achieved by March this year.
He said for this financial year, an amount of N$116 million is allocated for land purchase programme to acquire 33 000 hectares.
Furthermore, Schlettwein said the ministry's overall objective of the Programme for Communal Land Development (PCLD) is to improve rural communities' land-based livelihoods through the development of communal lands and a better integration into the mainstream economy.
He said the major activities under the PCLD for this financial year will be to support communal land registration, support to the development of Integrated Regional Land Use Plans (IRLUP) and infrastructure development in the designated areas as well as provision of advisory services to farmers in designated areas.
For the financial year, Schlettwein said the ministry will be seized with efforts aimed at optimising the production on about 290 000 hectares of resettlement farms through the development of communal areas.