The Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni handed over 108 houses under the Government-funded Mass Housing Development Programme in Swakopmund today. The remaining 208 houses are yet to be completed as the contractor is attending to the finishes, such as plumbing and electrical works.

Speaking at the hand over, Uutoni emphasized that unity is the key in realizing national goals. “Our chances for greater success in our quest to achieve our national aspirations and goals such as housing require unity of purpose and collaboration between the Government at all levels, members of the community, the private sector notably the construction industry and financial institutions as well as non-governmental partners” he said.

The Governor of Erongo, Neville Andre highlighted that Erongo still has a huge housing backlog, however “these little steps of housing delivery bring a huge relieve to the housing backlog and a smile to the beneficiaries, who finally has a place they can call home”.