Government committed to solving the housing issue: Geingob

17 Apr 2019 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 17 APR (NAMPA) – The Namibian government is committed to providing all citizens with decent and affordable shelter, President Hage Geingob said during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) here on Wednesday.
Geingob said the government has prioritised the provision of serviced land and residential housing and that there has been reasonable progress to that effect.
He said to date, 10 584 houses have been constructed and handed over to new homeowners.
“Of these, 1 885 units were financed by the Government Institutions Pension Fund and the 8 699 by Central Government. A further 2 734 houses are currently under construction at Windhoek, Keetmanshoop, Opuwo and Swakopmund,” he said.
In addition, 14 694 residential plots have been serviced countrywide, while the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia constructed 219 houses countrywide.
Geingob added that through a social partnership, the private sector made laudable contributions towards the efforts of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia.