Government has disclosed that the country has a housing deficit of over two million housing units with 10 million people not staying in appropriate housing units.
This comes at a time when the country joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Habitant Day today that is celebrated under the theme; Housing For All: A better Urban Future.
This day is marked on the first Monday of October each year and this year’s global Observance for this day is being hosted by the city of Surabaya, in Indonesia and nationally it is being marked scientifically.
Dave Khayangayanga, the Acting Director for Housing in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development says that over 10 million Uganda’s have nowhere to sleep and others reside in substandard house units.
However, he says that the government is implementing the measures to ensure all Ugandans have quality house units. Among them is encouraging Ugandans to start housing cooperatives where the government can always deposit money to help them build decent housing units for themselves as members, amending the condominium law among other measures.