The housing betrayal

The Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Nonofo Molefhi, last week put paid to the suspicions of many urban home-seekers, when he revealed that the Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) has 428 unoccupied houses countrywide.

Home-seekers, particularly those looking for rental property, are painfully aware of the numerous vacant BHC houses scattered across urban areas, particularly in the older neighbourhoods of Gaborone.

According to the Minister, the capital has 159 such houses, of which 109 have either been sold to individuals (and are thus awaiting occupation), or are due for demolition under the Densification Programme. The programme is part of the BHC new policy of building upwards, thus increasing the number of housing units in a single space.

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