Massive Housing Scheme for Tanzania's New Capital

NHC Rolls Out Big Dodoma Housing Plan

By Alvar Mwakyusa

Civil servants and employees from the private sector have been assured of adequate accommodation in the designated administrative city of Dodoma, as the National Housing Corporation (NHC) seeks to raise 60bn/- to put up between 300 and 500 houses in the capital.

Even with the envisaged development in Dodoma, the corporation maintained that it will continue undertaking projects in Dar es Salaam, given its strategic location, commercial influence and the fact that 70 per cent of NHC's property are in the commercial city.

NHC Director General, Mr Nehemiah Mchechu, said the corporation has so far acquired 236 acres of land at Iyumbu area, adjacent to the University of Dodoma (UDOM), where it plans to establish a satellite centre. "In the first phase, we plan to build between 300 and 500 houses in the next twelve months. Apart from Iyumba we also have plots in Chamwino, Bahi and Chemba," Mr Mchechu told a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday.