Malawi Housing Corporation embarks on new houses construction, to demolish old houses

Malawi Housing Corporation (MHC) has embarked on a project to construct new houses and plans to demolish old house sin the country’s cities.

MHC to demolish old houses and replace them with new structures

MHC board chairperson Justin Dzodzi said the corporation intends to construct 25 000 houses annually for the next 10 years across the country.

According to Dzonzi,  who was speaking in Blantyre during a news conference, this is to beat the current demand for housing which currently stands at over 20 000 annually.

“Houses in Nkolokosa, Old Naperi, Kanjedza, Ndola, Area 18 A, Falls and Chasefu were built in the 1970s as an upgrade from village houses. But with urbanisation, they do not fit into the outlook of the township, hence the need to demolish them.”

Dzonzi has also revealed that, currently over 100 000 people have applied for apartments, but the Corporation can only provide for 6 000 applicants.

He said the Corporation will use modern constructing technologies to build more houses at a relatively short period of time.

Meanwhile, the decent housing provider has said it will devise modalities aimed at curbing defaulting of rentals.

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Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
25 days ago

Demolish them after you meet the demand not now. How can you improve houses yet you are failing to meet demand? But for those that you call an upgrade from village houses bring you revenue though not enough. So don’t rush

Think Tank
Think Tank
25 days ago

Ma new house wo ndi omwe Ali pa chithunzi wa? In 5 years time they will be looking old fashioned than the ones you want to demolish. Modern people!
Eish!

Davan
Davan
25 days ago

Don’t demolish old ones u don’t have the capacity to replace all

BigMan
BigMan
26 days ago

Pathetic, dont replace, just add. There’s plenty of idle land.

Builder
Builder
26 days ago

Ha ha, wangofuna kudya allowances. Even 1000 houses in a year, MHC can not build let a alone 25 0000. Lots of space in Malawi why demolish what is there instead of building first and demolish later. Kupusa basi.

phade
phade
27 days ago

osagumula. leave them cos we r being accomodated there. again these houses are historical. they remind us of the beggining of moyo wa mtauni. instead find other new places to put up new houses. after all we are not a rich nation where demolision of old buildings is easy to go by. or give them to orphanages

alpha
alpha
27 days ago
Reply to  phade

completely agree with you (phade). first add more houses to the existing ones but do not demolish the ones housing people now..it doesn’t make sense….think twice …by the way, I thought this Justice Dzonzi gentleman is quite a knowledgable person..

Nachithidzi
Nachithidzi
27 days ago

MHC mufotokoze bwinobwino apa, nanga nyumba zomwe zinagulitsa ndipo ena anapanga ma extensions awo zikhala bwanji, explain bwino bwino to avoid total war.

Precious
27 days ago

Why demolish now and not just construct. Demolish later years when demand is satisfied.

Zangaphe
Zangaphe
27 days ago

Mukagumula ife tilakhala kuti? Za ziiii

Kamchiputu
27 days ago

Constructing apartments will quickly reduce the housing shortage in the country. Malawi is the only country in SADC that does not have apartments. We do not have enough land to build stand-alone houses. Our young graduates need decent houses when they join the job market. It is sad to see a well educated person with a god job to come out of a grass thatched house – not in the 21st century.

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