Consultation meeting held on mass housing initiative

19 Nov 2013 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 NOV (NAMPA) - The Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) is hosting a two-day Mass Housing Development Initiative Consultation meeting in the capital this week.
The gathering, which started on Tuesday officially, is attended by approximately 80 participants from selected local authorities and all 14 Regional Councils that have serviced plots available for the construction of houses for the first phase of the implementation of the mass housing project in the financial year 2014/15.
In an interview with Nampa at the start of the workshop, the Deputy Director for Housing in the MRLGHRD Merrow Thaniseb explained that the meeting is aiming to share ideas on the implementation strategy and to verify some of the information that has been provided with regard to the availability of plots.
“We will discuss and look at the number of houses, type of houses and the different income groups that are going to be targeted such as the very low income groups, middle-income groups and virtually those with no income in each local authority,” he noted.
Thaniseb further said the meeting will also discuss the programme implementation strategy for the whole mass housing initiative, which is set to run until the year 2030.
He said different committees at regional and national level will be established and their roles and responsibilities will be properly defined to ensure that the programme is properly implemented.
Other topics to be discussed at the meeting include funding models for the implementation of the programme, particularly funding from government and from private financial institutions and the programme budget itself.