Govt to identify abandoned houses

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The Ministry of Lands and Housing plans to conduct an audit into the quantity and location of abandoned government houses in order to keep record of government property.

Addressing Parliament last week, Lands and Housing minister, Prince Maele noted that poor record keeping is the main reason why some properties stay years unoccupied.

“My ministry has tasked all government departments to give records on their houses and the abandoned ones. The District Commissioners are helping us to get proper statistics on abandoned houses, offices and properties that government owns,” Maele said.

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