Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh on Sunday launched a social program that will see 2,000 housing units constructed.
The houses, each measuring 100 by 120 square meters, and situated in Djibouti capital’s largest suburb of Balbala, will be given to poor households who will pay for the houses in small monthly instalments of between 30 to 40 U.S. dollars for a period of 20 years.
The concept will see the government provide a guarantee for the supply of construction materials as well as those who will provide specialized services.
The households will be organized in cooperative groups to ensure that they are better involved in the execution of the construction project.
With close to 1 million people, equivalent to 65 percent of the country’s population, Djibouti capital is currently facing its major housing crisis since Djibouti attained its independence 38 years ago. Enditem