Namibians divided on land reform, including expropriation, Afrobarometer survey shows

Only about half of Namibians rate the government’s land resettlement programme as effective, and more than four in 10 say land should be expropriated without compensation and given to the landless, a new Afrobarometer survey indicates.

By a narrow margin, expropriation beats out the current willing-buyer, willing-seller policy among citizens’ preferences.

Land reform remains among the top 10 problems that Namibians want the government to address, but the country’s crippling drought, water supply, and other issues have superseded land on their list of priorities.