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Local Government and Housing Minister Stephen Kampyongo has installed a new board of the National Housing Authority (NHA) with a call on members to provide affordable and decent housing for all Zambia.

Mr Kampyongo has since advised members not to be liabilities to the housing authority by making demands that cannot be met by the company. He stated that Board of Directors of the National Housing Authority must provide efficient, affordable and decent housing for all.

Mr Kampyongo, who is also Shiwangandu Member of Parliament, said that it is the duty of the board of directors to facilitate policy guidelines that prioritise improved provision of low cost houses manageable by all.

He said the Housing Authority, should work hand in hand with government’s vision in moving the country to a prosperous middle income Nation by the year 2030.

And newly appointed board Chairperson of NHA, Francis Ndilila, said his team, will complement government’s commitment to building affordable and quality houses according to its mandate.

Dr Ndilila stated that NHA will support government in its plan to construct 10,000 housing units annually country wide.

The National Housing Authority has been operating without a board for some time and the newly appointed members are required to provide the required policy guidance and oversight in the management of the company.

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  1. Here is what goes with housing provisions:
    1. Acquisition of land. Does NHA have the land for such a high turnover of housing
    1. Land servicing (Primary Infrastructure) – Roads, sewerage, power. This is cannot be divorced from the cost of housing. Is NHA going to finance this or will this be done by the councils, zesco, the water utilities
    2. 10,000 units PA is a huge output and does NHA have the administrave wherewithall for such huge mandate?

    It would have been good if the reporter took time to find out what the other members of the board are other than the dinosaur Ndilila

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  2. WHY IS IT THAT IN ZAMBIA ALL THE TREES ARE UPROOTED WHERE THEY ARE CONSTRUCTING HOUSES? CAN’T HOUSES IN ZAMBIA BE CONSTRUCTED WHILE TREES AND OTHER PLANTS ARE LEFT ALONE AND JUST UPROOT THOSE WHERE THEY ARE LAYING A STRUCTURE FOUNDATION OR WHERE PLUMBING AND OTHER UTILITY LINES ARE PASSING. AGAIN IN THIS DAY AND AGE, WHY ARE PLAY PARKS AND OTHER OPEN-GROUNDS INCLUDED IN THESE RESIDENTIAL LAND DEVELOPMENTS?EVEN THEN WHY IS IT THAT THE NAMING OF ROADS IN THOSE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ARE LEFT OUT? SO MANY THING ZAMBIA IS BEHIND WITH.

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  3. And oh, I forgot to mention that we need better layouts and designs of the the various housing options rather than the regimented tin roofed house types in the picture. So hopefully the architects and planners will employ a bit of innovation on these projects.

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  4. Lies lies lies and more election lies. NHA has failed and should be disbanded. They can’t even construct 100 houses.

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  5. @Patrick, bembas say a person who don’t move appreciates the mother for cooking nshima, be honest, NHA started building houses in Zambia 10-15 years ago,so for you to say that the organization can’t ever construct 100 house is extremely shameful. PHI,Leopards hill, Sos village housing units to name just a few, By the way i have not touch on the houses that have been constructed outside Lusaka province, What this nation needs are people that are positive not Patrick, because we can’t make progress. Patrick can we be true.

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  6. That Sample of housing units to me is not ideal because the houses are too close to each other. Leave some land for a garden and rubbish pit. Why should we cram ourselves when we have so much land? It is not yet time for sky scrapper residentials in Zambia. That cramping of houses encourages umulomo-ulwambo, promiscuity and other vices kwati ni mu camp.

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