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The Avenue: MTC at it again!

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In 2017 MTC announced their version of the Buy A Brick project with an investment of 10.7 million NAD. Fast forward to 2022…the results of that investment is there for everyone to see. For your information, we love a good developmental effort on the Avenue. There was just no way we were not going to highlight this. Now…results. The Buy A Brick project has resulted in the construction of 271 low-cost houses countrywide through the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia.

Let’s break down the numbers as per regional allocation.
Otjozondjupa 62 houses,

Ohangwena with 52,

Oshana 41,

Kavango West 33,

Zambezi 30,

Hardap 25,

Erongo 20 and

Omusati eight houses.

 

Dr Licky Erastus and Tim Ekandjo
Dr Licky Erastus and Tim Ekandjo

 

According to our bras close to MTC, ‘The houses were built in various towns based on land availability. A special mention is that 75 per cent of the allocated houses went to women. Yay!

Quoting the Shack Dwellers Federation Facilitator Edith Mbanga. ‘Women are the organization’s driving force. Our mission is to ensure that the majority of women participate in this project so that they can become homeowners. We value the collaboration between the federation, the private sector, and local governments because it provides an opportunity for community-driven development and income-generating projects,”

Congratulations to the new home owners. The struggle continues for many of us still on the hunt for that illusive plot.

ALUTA!

Written by: Denzel Naubeb

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