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World

UK’s Sunak to unveil tax-cutting manifesto

      By James PHEBY       British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will promise voters "financial security" and tax cuts when he unveils his Conservative party manifesto on Tuesday, following a disastrous week that even led to rumours he might quit. "We Conservatives have a plan to give you financial security," he will say, according to extracts of his speech released in advance. "We will enable working people […]

todayJune 11, 2024 2

Local

Rwanda to host Shelter Afrique Development Bank’s 43rd AGM in June 2024

    Rwanda will host Shelter Afrique Development Bank (ShafDB) 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) in June Kigali, the Company has disclosed. This follows the nomination of Rwanda as the next host country at Shelter Afrique Development Bank’s 42nd AGM held in Abuja, Nigeria, and the subsequent signing of the host country agreement between the Company and the Government of Rwanda in Kigali in March. The host country agreement was signed by […]

todayApril 23, 2024 24

Namibia

Oshikuku Town Council Allocates 23 Residential Plots to Shack Dwellers Federation Beneficiaries

The Oshikuku Town Council recently distributed 23 residential plots to beneficiaries of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia as part of their ongoing efforts to tackle the housing shortage in the area. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Town Mayor Julia Endjambi reiterated the council's dedication to providing affordable land to individuals with ultra and low incomes. She emphasized that a portion of land allocations by the council are consistently reserved […]

todayApril 19, 2024 8

Africa

Africa‘s most populous countries eye private investors to tackle housing challenge

    By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency   A wave of government housing policies is set to change the urban landscape across the continent, in line with a report from the African Development Bank (AfDB). “The public sector is recognizing the link between housing and economic growth, and that not only can good housing contribute to the twin goals of economic growth and poverty alleviation, but that the opposite […]

todayApril 9, 2024 7

Interview Transcripts

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Landless People’s Movement Condemns NamDeb Housing Policy: A Case of Exploitation

In a recent development concerning housing policies in Oranjemund, Namibia, the Landless People's Movement (LPM) has voiced its concerns over the actions of NamDeb, a diamond mining company operating in the region. Lifalaza Simataa, a prominent figure within the LPM, has raised alarm over NamDeb's decision to alter its housing arrangements for employees, shifting from providing accommodation and meals to now mandating employees to seek residency in company-owned flats at […]

todayMarch 20, 2024 15

Interview Transcripts

Housing Crisis in Otjomuise: Michael Amushelelo Calls for Urgent Government Action

In a recent address to Future Media, Michael Amushelelo, known as the People's General, shed light on the housing crisis in the extension 10 area of Otjomuise. His impassioned speech highlighted the plight of citizens seeking shelter and the heavy police presence during attempts to register people for occupying vacant houses. Police Presence and Intimidation: Amushelelo began by describing the heavy police presence at Otjomuise extension 10, where vacant mayor's houses […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 41

Namibia

Over 200 000 houses envisaged for construction in and beyond 2024

The updated National Housing Policy and its Implementation Action Plan outline ambitious goals, including the swift provision of services to 340,000 new plots and the construction of more than 200,000 houses over the forthcoming five years. Approved by the Cabinet in November 2023, the policy also entails scaling up and improving a minimum of 60% of current informal settlements nationwide from 2024 to 2029. President Hage Geingob unveiled these objectives […]

todayDecember 15, 2023 1

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