BHC uphill task to plug housing deficit

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The Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) says it is upping efforts to address the country’s housing shortage by building 1,500 housing units annually under a number of social housing schemes.

Rapid urbanisation coupled with limited supply of serviced land has resulted in a backlog as housing supply, both for rental and purchase, does not commensurate demand.

During the half-year period ended September 30, 2017, BHC chief executive officer, Reginald Motswaiso said the corporation delivered 600 houses under the Self Help Housing Agency (SHHA) scheme and 313 houses under Public Officers Housing Initiative (POHI).

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