Messy, messy housing affair

By Shinovene Immanuel

AN INVESTIGATION into the mass housing programme has unearthed more problems than anticipated in the N$2,9 billion programme which range from sub-standard houses, inflated prices, lack of performance contracts and as expected, massive delays.

This is part of the findings in a report compiled by Jordaan Oosthuysen Nangolo Quantity Surveyors, a private entity commissioned by the government to conduct investigations into the project.

Surveyors presented what is considered as one of the most comprehensive reports about the project to the government two weeks ago.
The document obtained by The Namibian from sources at the ministry of works is so secretive that the housing ministry permanent secretary Nghidinua Daniel declined to comment and deemed its acquisition by this newspaper as illegal.

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