ABOUT THE SPOTLIGHT
- In order for orderly development to happen, trunk infrastructure must be established in an area before houses are constructed.
- The Duran Farm Housing Project (DFHP) is an example of one of the government’s housing initiatives that has not followed the procedures for orderly development.
- The houses that have been completed in Duran Farm are not yet occupied because they lack trunk infrastructure.
- The delay in the sale of houses at DFHP is costly to the State, the building contractors, and the whole of society.
- For the DFHP to progress, trunk infrastructure must be provided and the government must play a facilitating role while the private sector focuses on building houses.
- A quality check and a review of the sales prices of the houses at Duran Farm are required so that more people can afford to buy the houses.
Logea Nao and Eugene Ezebilo