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17 houses for Ghanzi North SHHA beneficiaries


The Ghanzi North constituency recently received 17 houses under the Self Helping Housing Agency/Botswana Housing Cooperation (SHHA/BHC) programme.

The Ghanzi North constituency is one of the first districts to benefit from the combined turn-key project.

The programme was conceived through a Presidential Directive, Cab 20 (B)/2010, which pronounced that all Government housing implementation programmes be transferred to BHC to operate as the Government’s Single Housing Authority (SiHA).  

As the Single Housing Authority, BHC has been charged with the implementation and delivery of all housing projects for the Government.  

At the handover, the BHC Chief Executive Officer, Reginald Motswaiso said he was pleased that the BHC had managed to complete the 17 houses within the 6 months they had intended to, and as they had promised during the ground breaking last year August.

Motswaiso expressed that the handover was a demonstration of BHC’s commitment and promise made last year to deliver complete houses to beneficiaries within a short period of time.

Officiating at the handing over, Minister of Lands and Housing Prince Maele commended BHC for their productivity in implementing the turn key project.

“Government gave BHC the mandate as a single housing authority and awarded them the SHAA projects in short notice, but despite that, they demonstrated productivity in this loaded project,” the minister applauded.

Maele said the handing over was a milestone precisely because the Ghanzi North project is the first ever where BHC had completed the 17 houses per constituency on budget and on time.

The minister further explained that the turn key project was in line with the Botswana National Housing Strategy which recognizes housing as a basic need and a prerequisite for national socio-economic development

BHC has to date completed and handed over 276 SHHA turnkey houses to beneficiaries throughout the country while several others are at various stages of completion.

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