The Parliamentary Committee on Local Government, Housing and Chiefs Affairs says Government has shown commitment towards alleviating the 1.5 million housing deficit in the Country.
Committee Chairman Maxwell Kabanda says the project in Ndola to build 8 thousand low, medium and high cost houses under Public Private Partnership- PPP is a milestone in the Country’s history.
Mr. Kabanda said this after paying a courtesy call on Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo in Ndola.
The Law maker says a fortnight ago, Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo handed over 200 housing units to officers at Mukobeko Recreation Facility.
The Committee Chairperson says the Head of State recently officiated at a ground breaking ceremony of 2000 housing units for ZNS houses.
The MMD Serenje Member of Parliament says such efforts are important in cutting on the housing deficit which might hit 3 Million if nothing is done by the year 2020.
Mr. Kabanda also says the Parliamentary Committee on Local Government, Housing and Chiefs Affairs has recommended that the contractor who built houses at Chindwin Baracks should rectify mistakes.
He says the committee has observed that the 60 thousand capacity water tank is leaking while some prefab houses have started falling apart especially kitchens.