300 zinc houses for Kalahari Constituency
21 Dec 2016 15:20pm
GOBABIS, 21 DEC (NAMPA) - The Kalahari Constituency in the Omaheke Region will construct 300 houses made of corrugated iron sheets at a cost of N.dollars 1 million.
The building of the zinc houses will start on Thursday on the Blouberg resettlement farm, situated some 20 kilometres south-west of the Namibia-Botswana border. Builders target to finish between 30 and 40 houses by March 2017.
These houses will benefit people of the Kalahari Constituencys Blouberg, Vergenoeg, Tjaka and Drimiopsis areas.
The project was initiated by Kalahari Constituency Councillor, Ignatius Kariseb under the Harambee Prosperity Plan launched by President Hage Geingob in April this year.
We want to help people staying in plastic-made houses in this area, Kariseb told Nampa on Monday.
He said the community, including businesspeople and shops will help build the houses.
The beneficiaries were selected based on the poor conditions they live in.
Kariseb said residents will be given a beneficiary number to avoid conflict and re-application of plots among the community.
Several beneficiaries were happy to hear the good news from their councillor.
Martina Varvar said she cannot wait to have her own house and enjoy the comfort of being in a home for the first time.
Thomas Motarile thanked Government and everyone who contributed to the project.