Over N.dollars 8 million on house modifications by MVA Fund over four years

03 Sep 2019 11:40am
WINDHEOK, 03 SEP (NAMPA) - The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund of Namibia has spent a total amount of N. dollars 8 417 303.35 on house modifications for individuals seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents between the 2015/16 and 2018/19 financial years.
Chief of Corporate Affairs at the MVA Fund, Surihe Gaomas-Guchu, told Nampa upon enquiry on Tuesday that the modifications were made to 98 houses.
'As part of the Fund’s medical benefits, it modifies homes of seriously injured claimants to perform daily activities as safely and comfortably as possible while maintaining some degree of independence,' she said.
Home modifications include bathroom remodeling and wheelchair ramp installation. The fund has modified houses that belong to seriously injured claimants and most houses were modified in the Khomas, Oshana and Otjizondjupa regions.
“The financial year figures that have been provided are up to 31st December 2018,” she added.
Statistics provided on housing modifications and related costs indicate that during the 2015/16 financial year, the fund spent a total amount of N. dollars 2 175 076 million on 36 houses while a total amount of N. dollars 2 07 669.12 was spent on 28 houses during the 2016/17 financial year.
The fund further spent a total amount of N.dollars 2 238 483.40 during the 2017/18 financial on 19 houses and an amount of N.dollars 1 933 074.83 on 15 houses during the 2018/19 financial year.