Government impressed with housing subsidy programme

Government says it is impressed with the progress of the house constructions for the vulnerable under Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme (DASP).

Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Publicist, Charles Vimtula, said this in Chikwawa after inspecting houses which are being constructed under grants for two brothers with albinism who were attacked last year.

Vimtula, however said the Ministry is not convinced with the pace at which the project is moving saying the work was expected to be done by now.

“As a ministry, we are happy that the work has commenced but honestly we are not convinced with the pace at which the work is being done,”

“Having started the work in July, am sure by now we were supposed to be done,” Vimtula said

Vimtula has attribute the delay to a blame game between the supplier and the contractor.

However, the labour charge demanded by the contractor who is from the same village, leaves a lot to be desired as he has charged a sum of K560, 000 to construct the houses.

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