Mass Housing Units Handed to New Owners At Bukalo

By Aron Mushaukwa

Bukalo — Twenty-nine of the 86 houses built under the government's mass housing initiative at Bukalo were handed over to their new owners by Urban and Rural Development Minister Sophia Shaningwa on Sunday.

Situated some 40 km east of Katima Mulilo, Bukalo is one of the few village councils in the country to have benefitted from the mass housing initiative. Speaking at the handover ceremony Shaningwa emphasised that the government was committed to ensuring that the housing backlog is addressed.

She said the main aim was not only to construct houses, but to ensure that those houses are affordable. She pointed out that government had reduced the prices by up to 75 percent in order to accommodate low-income households and persons that have a monthly income as low as N$3,724.