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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has said the resolution on the completion of 891 houses under the government’s Mass Housing Project remains in the hands of the courts. Responding to Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader, McHenry Venaani’s letter regarding the unoccupied […]

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has said the resolution on the completion of 891 houses under the government’s Mass Housing Project remains in the hands of the courts.

Responding to Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader, McHenry Venaani’s letter regarding the unoccupied mass housing and occupation thereof on Monday, Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the completion of 891 houses of which 505 are in Swakopmund, 362 in Windhoek and 24 in Opuwo, is hindered by legal disputes in which the court is issuing a lien to subcontractors over several houses.

The Mass Housing Development Programme (MHDP) was launched and implemented by government in 2013 and was aimed at increasing investment in the affordable housing sector and significantly increasing the supply towards meeting the demand for housing in Namibia.

On 24 July 2022, in an open letter while addressing members of PDM’s central committee held in Okahandja, Venaani gave the Prime Minister 25 days to give people the unoccupied houses under the mass housing programme, stressing that close to 1 000 houses have been vacant for the past seven years while thousands of Namibians are homeless.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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