MTC completes 271 houses in eight regions

A mobile telecommunications company constructed houses in various towns across Namibia depending on the availability of land.
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Breaking the archaic patriarchal status-quo on land ownership, 75% of the 271 houses built by the Mobile Telecommunications Company (MTC) were awarded to low-income earning women.

Following MTC’s massive announcement in 2017 to invest an amount of N$10.7 million towards housing with the Buy A Brick project, this investment now boasts a total of 271 low-cost houses built countrywide through the Shack Dwellers Federation, and women have received the most keys to these houses.

“MTC is happy to announce that the 271 houses have been completed and handed over to the recipients in eight regions. The houses were built in various towns across Namibia depending on the availability of land. As the most admired brand, ours is to transform the lives of all Namibians in all aspects,” said MTC’s spokesperson Tim Ekandjo.

Erongo and Omusati region each got 20 and 8 houses, respectively. In Erongo, all houses are located in Omuraru, while the houses in Omusati are all in Okahao. Sixty-two houses are located in the Otjozondjupa region, (Okahandja-15, Grootfontein- 20, Okakarara-10 and Kalkfeld 17). In addition, 52 houses are located in the Ohangwena region (Eenhana-22 and Okongo-30). Oshana got a share of 41 houses (Oshakati 19 and Ondangwa 22). Thirty-three houses were constructed in the Kavango West region (Rupara-25 and Kahenge-Nkurenkuru-8) and the Zambezi region with 30 houses all in Kongola. Meanwhile, the Hardap region got 25 houses (Aranos-21 and Stampriet-4).

“We are extremely happy to have finalized this project and stay true to the commitment we made in 2017. The last two years caused considerable delays in the project due to Covid19, but we are proud of the Shack Dwellers Federation and its leadership for being committed to providing low-cost houses to so many Namibians,” said Ekandjo. He thanked the Buy A Brick project and reiterated the commitment of the telecommunications giant towards housing and many other social challenges in Namibia.