10,000 housing units to be constructed in Kilifi County

About 10,000 housing units will be constructed in Kilifi County over the next four years under the affordable housing programme.

Housing Principal Secretary Charles Hinga says the national government is spending 17 billion shillings to equip Technical Educational and Vocational Training institutions to offer technical training to the youth to prepare them to participate in construction of houses under the affordable housing programme.

The government targets to have half a million affordable housing units constructed across the country by the year 2022.

Under the plan, each county government is expected to facilitate construction of at least 10,000 affordable housing units.

Hinga says the aim of the affordable housing programme is to enable Kenyans to own homes at an affordable rate payable over a period of 25 years.

To ensure there is human capacity for the project, Housing Principal Secretary Charles Hinga says the national government has availed 17 billion shillings to Technical Educational and Vocational Training institutions to build the capacity of the youth who would be involved in construction of houses under the affordable housing programme.

The PS says three Juakali associations have been awarded a tender to make equipment such as doors and windows for the first affordable housing project in Park Road in Nairobi County.

  

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