Habitat for Humanity Zambia has embarked on project to build two houses for the family of Blesswell Mweemba, 60, and Ruth Haanyongola, 61 of Mapepe area as an addition to the already built 3,700 houses across the country.
In a speech read on behalf of BOZ Governor Dr. Denny Kalyalya, Deputy Governor Bwalya Ny’andu says building houses for vulnerable groups is in line with the 7th National Development Plan which addresses the issue of building resilient and inclusive cities in Zambia.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony today, Dr. Kalyalya revealed that Government targets to build 200,000 houses every year owing to the housing deficit which is alarming in both rural and urban areas.
“We are contributing K10, 000 towards the construction of two decent houses for two vulnerable households in Mapepe area of Chilanga District” Dr. Kalyalya said
And in an interview with Pan African news today, one of the beneficiaries Ruth Haanyongo who has lived in Mapepe for close to 40 years has expressed gratitude over the gesture and commended habitat humanity Zambia for the work they are doing.
“Am very happy for the gesture and this must continue” Beneficiary Ruth said
In the same view, Blesswell Mweemba has thanked the institutions for the help being rendered to him and his family.