State constructing 599,000 affordable housing units countrywide – Hussein
The government’s Affordable Housing Programme (AHP) initiative has 376 ongoing projects set to deliver 599,000 units countrywide, State House Spokesman, Hussein Mohammed has said.
The initiative, which began under retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rule as part of the much-touted ‘Big Four Agenda,’ has acquired fresh steam under President William Ruto in an effort to close the two-million-unit gap.
Hussein stated during a news conference at State House Kisumu ahead of President Ruto’s second official visit to the area on Thursday, January 12, that the head of state plans to commission 22,490 units across the county.
It is expected that collaboration between county governments and the national government would expedite the establishment of the affordable housing project.
So far, 39 counties have identified property for the project, with Homabay County being the first to sign a memorandum of understanding on affordable housing in April 2018.
On Friday, the president will kick off the first phase of Homabay affordable housing. The first phase will have 2,000 homes, with a total of 5,000 units planned for Lakeside County.
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