By Staff Report
The Namibian Head of State made his first visit to the NHE mass housing project and toured the construction site at Walvis-Bay in the Erongo Region last week.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba witnessed 130 houses which are near completion under the national project called mass housing initiated by the Namibian government which is expected construct houses create more jobs in all towns of Namibia.
In a Press Statement , the National Housing Enterprise noted that President Pohamba was evidently impressed with notable progress he witnessed at the site where 130 houses of the total of 1595 to be constructed in that town, are already constructed at roof-level just six weeks after the project site was handed over to the contractor.
As a result the President has commended NHE for doing a good job and encouraged the institution to continue the implementation of this noble and historic mass housing project.
NHE acting Regional Manager, Mr.Michael Ileka and Mr.Alvin Naidoo of the 7 Sir’s Group led the President’s delegation through the site visit.
The Walvis Bay project has since created over 400 jobs and it is a well-known fact that every income earner normally feeds at least four people hence impacting on 1600 lives.
The Walvis Bay project is just one of 27 projects that are being managed by NHE concurrently throughout the country as part of phase-one of the mass housing development initiative.
The overall development impact of these projects on job creation and overall economic growth is undoubtedly huge taking into account that projects in other towns and regions have similar positive impact.
The first beneficiaries of the N$45 billion mass housing programme consist of 26 000 people on the waiting list.