Urban and rural development minister Erastus Utoni has disclosed that only 1 449 houses were built by the government in the previous financial year.
This as the government continue to limp with a persistent backlog in the supply of serviced land and housing.
The minister told parliament that “the process of land and housing delivery is very capital intensive and costly and involve a multitude of role players in and outside the government, including the private sector”.
GRN has managed to deliver 84 newly proclaimed townships, allocated N$50 million to the Windhoek municipality while 1 456 ventilated pit latrines were constructed in the rural areas of //Kharas, Kavango East, Kavango West, Kunene, Khomas, Ohangwena, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto and Zambezi.
For the enhancement of operational and service delivery capacity of Regional Councils, Traditional Authorities and LAs, an allocation of N$960 679 000 will be made.