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

Namibia's Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund has spent a total amount of N. dollars 8 417 303.35 on house modifications of seriously injured vehicle accident claimants from 2015/16 to 2018/19 financial years.

The MVA Fund has modified a total of 98 houses in the last four years, Chief of Corporate Affairs at the entity, SuriheGaomas-Guchu told Nampa upon enquiry.

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.

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 said.

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 2017/18 19 N.dollars 2 238 483.40 during the 2017/18 financial on 19 houses while it spent a total amount of N.dollars 1 933 074.83 on 15 houses during the 2018/19 financial year.

Source: Namibia Press Agency