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State to build 1000 houses for Public Servants in five mainland regions

The Government is embarking on the second phase of Civil Servants’ Housing Scheme through which 1000 residential units will be constructed all over the country.

The Project is being implemented through the ‘Watumishi Housing Investment (WHI).’

During the project’s first phase, which started in 2014, the state-owned real estate developer managed to build a total of 1003 affordable housing units by June 2023.

The Watumishi Housing Investments’ Public Relations and Sales Officer, Maryjane Makawia, reveals here that the  housing projects have been accomplished in nearly 20 mainland regions including Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Mwanza, Dodoma, Simiyu and Tanga, among others.

“The first phase of the Public Servant Housing Scheme (PSHS) also seen the construction of 186 housing units in extremely remote areas to cater for community learning institutions precisely Ward based Secondary Schools in Lindi, Mtwara, Simiyu, Mafia, Kilosa, Kilwa, Ukerewe, Bagamoyo, Busega and Gairo, to mention but a few,” she stated.

For the second phase of the project some other 1000 residential quarters will be constructed under the Public Servant Housing Scheme (PSHS) in the fiscal year 2023/24.

This time the houses will be built in Arusha City, Dodoma Capital, Lindi, Mtwara and once more in Dar-es-salaam.

For the Dodoma Project, there will be construction of apartments at Njedegngwa investment area.

“Ours are affordable houses that can be bought by any public servant regardless of their positions or salary scales,” Ms Makawia maintained.

Projects set to be implemented by the Watumishi Housing Investments in the near future in Dodoma include construction of a number of modern residential housing units in Bwigiri ward area of Chamwino district in Dodoma region.

The Chief Executive Officer of Watumishi Housing Investments, Dr Fred Msemwa said the project will be constructed in different group flats in the plots number 383, 384, 385 and 549 in the fast-growing ward of Chamwino district, focusing on allowing the civil servants in the region to afford owning modern apartments at affordable prices.

The projects slated for implementation will cost 50billion/- financed internally with additional funds sourced from loaning schemes.

On the other hand, the Public Servants’ Housing entity is now at final stages for the completion of the ‘Kisasa Hilltop Project’ the on-going initiative which has so far erected residential apartments of numerous sizes and selling them to the public servants at prices, ranging from 45million and 98 million/- at Njedengwa areas.