NHE’s mass housing mandate revoked
Staff members of the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) reported to work on Wednesday morning, only to be informed that government has revoked the company’s mandate to implement the ambitious multi-billion dollar mass housing project.
Inside sources said NHE Acting CEO, Uazuva Kaumbi informed the parastatal’s staff about the latest developments at a special staff meeting yesterday.
When contacted for comment Kaumbi was not eager to discuss the matter. “These are internal matters and I am not at liberty to divulge more information on this,” he said.
The mass housing project ostensibly aimed to deliver 185,000 houses by 2030. It is not clear how the latest decision will impact building contractors who were awarded tenders to construct the houses, nor what will happen to the houses still under construction.