Beneficiaries receive Build-Together houses at Opuwo

25 Mar 2014 15:10pm
OPUWO, 25 MAR (NAMPA) - The Build-Together committee at Opuwo handed over 26 houses to beneficiaries last Thursday.
The 26 houses were constructed at a cost of about N.dollars 1 million.
These were the last houses to be constructed under the Build-Together programme before it is incorporated into GovernmentÂ’s Mass Housing programme this year.
The Opuwo Build-Together programme started in the 2006/2007 financial year, when it constructed the first 12 houses.
The second batch was built in the following year, and consisted of 50 houses, followed by another batch of 59 houses.
In the four consecutive years thereafter which the current Build-Together committee was functional, a total of 131 houses were constructed and handed-over to beneficiaries.
These houses were constructed at costs of between N.dollars 24 000 and N.dollars 40 000 each.
The more low-cost version consists of one bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom, while the N.dollars 40 000 houses consist of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
Due to the lack of serviced plots at Opuwo, the last 26 houses were constructed on the plots of individuals who acquired them in previous years but could not afford to establish proper structures, but who thus qualified to benefit from the Build-Together programme.
The 200 people who are on the Build-Together waiting list in Opuwo will now go on a waiting list for the Mass Housing programme.
Only 91 houses are, however, set to be built at Opuwo in the first phase of the Mass Housing programme.