National Housing Set to Resume Low-Cost Estates

By Stephen Otage

Kampala — National Housing and Construction Corporation (NHCC) has said they are resuming the construction of low cost housing estates countrywide to address the housing needs of the middle-income population.

While commissioning the NHCC Impala Apartments in Namungoona on Tuesday, Mr Parity Twinomujuni, the NHCC chief executive officer, said during its inception in 1953, NHCC was meant to construct low cost houses to sell to Ugandans in a profitable and sustainable manner so that they live in organised settlements.

However, when president Idi Amin took over power in 1971, that vision was lost and the subsequent governments never bothered to maintain that vision.