BHC millions go down the drain


Some of the 545 houses belonging to Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) at Gerald Estate, Francistown have failed the inspection audit.

The houses, which were constructed in October 2008 and completed in November 2010, cost P204 million. Due to these structural defects, hundreds of teachers in Francistown have been left without institutional houses.

BHC corporate communications manager, Tebogo Mmokele revealed that the Ministry of Education, Skills Development was offered 88 out of these 545 houses. “Out of these 31 houses that were constructed in the black cotton soil area were rejected by Ministry of Infrastructure Science and Technology (MIST) team due to signs of structural defects which were observed,” he said.

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