Homeless project to construct 30 houses in Omaheke

17 February 2019 | Infrastructure

About 30 destitute inhabitants of the Kalahari constituency will soon own decent houses thanks to the Kalahari Homeless Shelter project.

The regional councillor for Kalahari constituency, Ignatius Kariseb, initiated the project in 2016 with the aim to replace shacks constructed with plastic sheets and dilapidated iron sheets with concrete two-bedroom houses.

Each house is estimated to cost about N$24 000 and will be equipped with an open plan living area, kitchen and a bathroom.

During a ground-breaking ceremony held at a construction site in Tsjaka on Monday, patron of the project and deputy minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga, announced that the project has received N$600 000 so far. The funds were solicited from various companies in the private sector.

Other localities where the houses will be constructed are Blouberg, Drimiopsis and Vergenoeg. This follows after an assessment conducted by the Kalahari constituency office discovered that about 300 households in the entire constituency are in need of decent housing.

Blouberg, a small community close to the Trans-Kalahari border settlement of Buitepos, is the most affected by poor housing the constituency.

Kariseb said some shacks in Blouberg are constructed in flood-prone areas while others in Tsjaka, Vergenoeg and Drimiopsis are vulnerable to extreme weather conditions such as rain, wind, cold and heat as well as snake and insect bites and fire.

Shilunga urged other private entities to join the cause and pledge their support. “The housing challenge in our country is a collective responsibility,” she said, adding that the funds raised so far are not enough.

The funds collected so far are only enough to construct 25 houses.

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