The National Housing Enterprise (NHE) has started with plans to service 546 plots earmarked for the construction of houses for ultra-low, low, and middle-income earners at Katima Mulilo.
This was revealed by the NHE’s spokesperson, Mutonga Matali, on Thursday.
He said the NHE has prioritised the development of the 546 unserviced ervens it has acquired from the town a few years ago to address the backlog of over 3 000 residents who are on a waiting list.
“I am proud to inform you that the NHE is in the final stage of concluding the procurement process for this planned project. A tender was released for the appointment of a consulting engineer to design the services for sewerage, electricity, water, and roads. The bidding process is expected to be finalised this year, while construction is earmarked for 2024,” he said.
Matali said Katima Mulilo is already home to two NHE areas, as the enterprise has constructed over 1 200 houses over the years.
“I wish to urge all those who have registered on our waiting list to approach our office at Rundu, even telephonically, to update their details in view of this upcoming project. We have also devised a plan to have periodic visits to the region to bring services closer to our people,” he said.
Matali said the enterprise handed over 140 housing units at Omuthiya, Ondangwa, and Okahao last month.
Source : Namibian