Advanced technology to tackle Africa’s housing shortages and pothole predicament

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There is no basis why Africa should be suffering massive housing shortage and dangerous road conditions”, asserts Philip Deighton, Executive Chairman of Quiktec.

“Advanced technology is accessible to offer quick, inexpensive solutions if only governments would take action to aid the introduction of new products and ways of doing things” he said, adding “The deficiency of reasonably priced, appropriate and enviable social housing all over Africa is at a grave point and up till now governments are failing to recognize or promote 21st Century construction techniques which are capable of dealing with this budding crisis.

Our own Quikbild Rapidwall®system erects sustainable residential, industrial, commercial and residence properties in just days at a small part of the rate of other building materials with a single factory producing up to 15,000 units a year”.

“Likewise”, clarified Deighton, “the road network kills thousands of people every year and harm local economies basically because potholes and ruined roads are not fast and efficiently dealt with. Our asphalt and concrete cold-lay product gives an instantaneous, inexpensive, lasting repair guaranteed for at least 5-years.

It can be used all year in all weather and yet road authorities carry on using customary materials and lament that they are not up to the work, soon wear out, are costly and cannot be applied in the monsoon season. They have to update their thinking and take up a solution which has been fruitfully verified in more than 40 countries globally”.

“Quiktec currently has six subsidiary businesses in Africa chatting with governments about offering long-standing housing and pothole repair solution but many are still tied to old technologies which offer substandard and more costly outcomes. It is time for Ministers and their officials to critically think about how they can provide something better and cheaper for their  people by approving thrilling new and diverse ways of doing things”, said Deighton