Tanzania's building study findings gather dust
By Rosemary Mirondo
Dar es Salaam — The National Housing and Building Research Agency (NHBRA) has conducted several researches that would help Tanzanians to build houses affordably yet the same has not been disseminated due to a lack of funds, the agency has said.
This comes at a time when a study by the Dar es Salaam-based Mikono Speakers International - a multispectral consulting firm in Africa - shows that buying a house in Tanzania is more expensive than constructing a new one and as a result, out of the 430 respondents, 64 per cent rented houses instead of owning them.
The NHBRA is now calling on the government to release enough funds allocated for its annual budget to enable it implement a majority of its target.