Build Together housing at Grootfontein progressing well

26 Oct 2016 12:30pm
GROOTFONTEIN, 26 OCT (NAMPA) – The construction of 75 Build Together houses on donated land at Grootfontein in the Otjozondjupa Region is progressing well.
Construction in the Omulunga residential area started four months ago and the houses are almost complete.
Grootfontein Public Relations Officer, Lukas Salomo on Tuesday told Nampa the municipality had serviced the land where this housing construction project is taking place.
“The municipality then donated the land for free with a total of 75 serviced plots to the residents who qualified to receive money from the Build Together scheme of Government housing,” said Salomo.
The plots range from 300 to 380 square metres each.
He said Grootfontein Municipality regularly does the inspections on the progress of these houses and then releases the funds for construction to continue.
The beneficiaries each received N.dollars 40 000 from the Build Together scheme channelled through the Municipality.
Beneficiaries had the opportunity to select from three building plans designed by the municipality.
Their houses are mostly two bedrooms with a living room, kitchen, shower and toilet.
Salomo said the owners are building their houses with their own hired contractors.
Various beneficiaries, who spoke to Nampa on Tuesday, expressed satisfaction with the construction their houses.
“My house will be completed end of November this year and I am already excited to have a house for myself and my three-year-old daughter,” said Fredrika Geises.
Another beneficiary, Mannekie Haramseb said his house is also near completion as it only needs a coat of paint and for floor tiles to be laid.
He thanked the Grootfontein Municipality for allocating free serviced plots to residents who needed this land for shelter.
The Grootfontein Build Together residential area has roads, street lights, a sewage system and clean drinking water connected to each house.