For the affordable housing program that is being implemented across the nation, an estimated 39 Counties have donated land or signed memorandums of understanding with the national government.
Lands, Housing and Public Works CS Zachariah Njeru reports that the government has recently given the go-ahead for projects in the Nairobi County neighborhoods of Mukuru Met Site and Kibera Soweto B as well as Machakos County’s Mavoko Affordable Housing Project and Mavoko Sustainable Housing Project (SNP), which includes 463 housing units and other amenities.
President William Ruto visited Homa Bay County last week to kick off the area’s affordable housing initiative.
The CS praised the Counties for their collaboration while urging the other counties to join the programme, which aims to provide Kenyans, particularly those who live in informal settlements, with a dignified lifestyle at a cheap price.
The State Department for Housing and Urban Development, in collaboration with Kings Developers, launched the Kings Boma Estate, an affordable housing scheme, in Kiambu County. The CS addressed at the event.
Residence PS Charles Hinga praised the President for his dedication to the task and claimed that he had shown them how quickly and effectively things could be completed.
According to PS Hinga, the Affordable Housing Agenda will help to alleviate Kenyans’ housing woes. Kenyans chose the Kenya Kwanza government because they wanted economic empowerment.
In addition, they have decided to use these initiatives to promote women and the Jua Kali industry, he added, adding that the developer is contributing Ksh 2.8 billion to the project.
The project will be finished in 30 months and would directly and indirectly employ 5000 Kenyans, according to Kings Developers Director Dr. Yusuf Hassanali.