Mass Housing Mandate to Be Returned to NHE

The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) is in a sick state and urgently needs to be reformed to meet its mandate of providing affordable housing.

Government needs to formulate a new approach to its ambitious Mass Housing Programme and once this is done the mandate to implement the national project would be returned to the NHE, the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa, said yesterday as she introduced the parastatal's new Board of Directors.

She emphasised that when the Mass Housing Programme is reintroduced its core focus would be affordability.