At Least 1,600 Houses Face Demolition in Mwanza

By Ngollo John

Mwanza — A total of 1,600 houses built in the vicinity of Mwanza International Airport could be demolished.

The Minister of Land, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Mr William Lukuvi, said yesterday that 664 other houses had been built on land set aside for the Police Force, and directed that no further development take place in the area, pending a new directive.

"There are 664 houses that have been built on land belonging to the Police Force. Of the houses, 461 should be removed. I'm directing that no further development should take place in the area until further notice. There are also 1,600 houses, whose owners have encroached on Mwanza airport land. These must be demolished," he said.