WINDHOEK, Aug. 17 – PolyCare and research technology that will brings to Namibia an innovative method of building durable affordable housing, was launched in the capital.
The project is aimed at building houses within 24 or 48 hours and will partner with three locally based companies namely, Namibbetton building, Building KL and Guinas Investment (PTY)LTD.
The companies signed an agreement of partnership to tackle effective work hand in hand with combating household shortage in the country.
Speaking at the occasion the Minster of Urban and Rural Development Sophia Shaningwa reiterated that Namibia is not alone in its quest to provide affordable housing.
“Affordable housing has become a key issue especially in the developing nations of the world where majority of the population is not able to buy houses at market prices. Namibia is keen to lead the way and look at alternative solutions as necessary,” she said.
She added that the state has announced that it is prepared to consider alternative technologies for affordable housing, and technology offered by PolyCare is an excellent addition to the traditional building systems.
Dr Gerhardt Dust reiterated that it is not just the effort from the partners of PolyCare who have come together to answer the Government’s call on the Private sector to rise to the challenge and provide affordable houses.
“I must emphasize that building and delivering houses is a collective effort. We would like to think that in due course we will help our neighbors in Africa to show them the way of providing affordable housing in Africa,” he stated.
The company has already set up a production facility in Okahandja and will make use of desert sand to build affordable houses.- Jonsey Douglas