Call for a panel to solve housing need welcomed

Great enthusiasm exists for the establishment of a solution-orientated, hands-on panel of experts to address Namibia’s ongoing housing dilemma. This is after a suggestion to this effect was made at the Invest in Namibia international investors Conference in Windhoek earlier this week by the founder of the Namibia Property Group and current managing director, David Akinin.

Also described as the Harambee Housing Working Group, this panel will have to bring together the Government, developers, contractors investors and financial institutions to find a mutual and practical solution to deliver 300 000 low cost houses to Namibians.
Apart from a growing shortage of houses, delivering 300 000 affordable houses is one of the goals set out in Vision 2030.
“The idea is not to only bring up issues, but coming to a point of resolving these issues. People no longer want to hear about the problems surrounding housing in Namibia, but rather want the solutions in overcoming them,”Akinin explained to namib times.
Akinin reported a positive and enthusiastic response in how to get his vision up and running.
Namibia Property Group is a real estate development company in Namibia focusing on the development of properties in the residential sector. The company’s operations such as land identification and acquisition, project planning, designing, marketing & sales, project execution, property services and estate management offering world-class property development skills aimed at empowering Namibians to secure their right to safe and secure housing.
The company recently completed a development project, Atenu, at Grootfontein consisting of 33, two and three bedroom, houses. They donated two classrooms to a local school in Grootfontein and a recreational park for the 33 resident families of the Atenu project.
In conjunction with the Shackdwellers Federation of Namibia, they assisted in the installation of sewage for another 40 homes in Omulunga, Grootfontein. The company has three more projects in the pipeline for Windhoek, Otjinene and Opuwo, respectively.
Akinin recently presented a project plan to the Municipality of Swakopmund, and will in the weeks to come sit down with the Walvis Bay Local Authority Council as well.
His objective with his projects is to make use of local services and create a training environment.

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