Decent and Affordable Housing Program rolled out in Mulanje

Written by Nellie Kanyemba

Mulanje, September 26, 2015: The Decent and Affordable Housing (Cement and Iron Sheets) Program has been rolled out in Mulanje district.

The program is aimed at assisting poor people in rural areas by providing them with subsidized cement, iron sheets and other building materials to help them construct or improve their houses.

Speaking during the rolling out event in Mulanje, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi said it was government's wish to ensure that vulnerable and low income households no longer live in dilapidated houses.

Said Muluzi: "Through this program 80 households per constituency are going to benefit every year and five of these will be constructed freely for five chosen most vulnerable households.

“This means by the end of five years 400 households are going to have good houses which is very exciting to note",he explained.