Windhoek mass housing project in Namibia to be completed in 2016

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The Windhoek mass housing project in Namibia, which was launched by President Hifikepunye Pohamba at Otjomuise in November 2013 has not yet begun. The project was under Afrikuumba Construction, who were supposed to build up to 1191 houses.

The first phase of the Windhoek mass housing project is expected to be done by end of 2015, with 9000 houses being built, and 10 200 plots serviced nationwide at a fee of US$ 0.15b.

Last month, some workers were seen in the construction work site digging foundations for the houses and installing electricity cables.

Out of the 38 companies that went for the tender, Afrikuumba was able to win the bid for building the houses in various parts of the country.

According to the Afrikuumba’s Executive Officer, Titus Nakuumba, the contract for the project was signed in July 24 2014 and they have started work, with foundations for 50 houses already dug. He noted that the delay will make the work end in 2016.

Charles Matundu from NHE Regional offices noted that despite the delay on the Windhoek mass housing project, there has been some progress in construction of houses in the region.

On the other hand, Calgro a South African firm won the tender worth US$ 31.79m to work on a construction project in Otjomuise.