Cabinet expects mass housing report this week

Windhoek : A legal opinion from the Office of the Attorney General, as well as an assessment report compiled by the Ministry of Works and Transport, will determine the fate of the suspended National Mass Housing Programme.
Friday is the due date for the submission of the report.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Stanley Simataa during a media briefing on Friday on the outcomes of last Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting indicated that Cabinet is in full support of the emergency measures taken by the Minister of Urban and Rural Development when she suspended the project.

“A further briefing will be provided to Cabinet once a legal opinion has been received from the Attorney-General and the assessment report by the quantity surveyors team by the Ministry of Works and Transport,” he said.

The Minister of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa instructed the National Housing Enterprise in May to stop any construction being carried out under the N$45 billion programme, which aimed to deliver 185,000 houses by 2030.