The  National Housing Enterprise (NHE)  together with other stakeholders handed over 131 affordable houses to beneficiaries under the Informal Settlement Upgrading Affordable Housing Pilot Project (ISUHPP) on the 19 July 2021.

The project is an initiative of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development, NHE, City of Windhoek and the Khomas Regional Council. Honorable Erastus Uutoni, Minister of Urban and Rural Development highlighted the need for improved coordination and collaborative approach has become even more important in the face of obvious increased challenges of low economic growth and reduced fiscal space, which have worsened by the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Amupanda noted that apart from the 131 houses handed over,  another 54 affordable houses were under construction and will be completed by the end of the month. The mayor thanked the management of all institutions involved in the project for their cooperation and the efforts of the line ministry to make the project a success. He called on the beneficiaries to be the champions of the ISUHPP project and not to put up shebeen next to their new homes. 

One of the beneficiaries, Ms. Haihambo, expressed her gratitude to the project implementers. β€œThe project should continue so that other residents can benefit like I did,” she said. 

The ISUHPP project is currently being piloted in the Havana Proper, Havana Extension 1, Onyika No. 2, Goreangab Extension 4, Greenwell Matongo, Otjomuise Extension 8 and 9 and Freedom Land A and B.