Walvis Bay closer to Mass Housing target

President Hage Geingob was in Walvis Bay on Friday to inau-gurate the handing over of nearly 250 low cost houses in Kuisebmond and Narraville. These two- and three-bedroom houses are products of cooperation between the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, the Walvis Bay Municipality and the private sector and are part of Namibia’s Mass Housing Programme.

A total of 160 of these houses are already occupied, while the rest are being allocated to those on a waiting list of the Walvis Bay Municipality. This project is part of the almost 800 houses needed to be delivered on erven serviced by the municipality. Construction of the houses was by done by local contractors. It was financed by the private sector.
This event brings Walvis Bay closer to its mass housing target.
“As a nation, we are still confronted with the challenges of poor sanitation and a backlog in the supply of serviced residential land as well as decent and affordable housing in both urban and rural areas. It is pleasing to note that a single intervention or project such as the Massive Urban Land Servicing Project is able to address several of our developmental objectives. It is equally pleasing to note that, while the servicing of the land was financed by the Central Government, the construction of the houses was financed by the private sector. This is an example of the win-win public-private partnership that Government is advocating. We hope to see this kind of partnerships proliferating nationwide,” said President Geingob during the inauguration.

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