The Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme (DAHSP) has finalised the construction of 36 houses in Lilongwe.
Lilongwe district commissioner Charles Makanga said in an interview that despite delaying by three months, he is optimistic the project will be completed by next year.
He said: “We are scheduled to build 1 360 houses in Lilongwe, but so far 36 have been completed. Each constituency will have 75 houses built on loan basis while five will be built for the most vulnerable, free of charge.”
Makanga said they are facing the problem of delivery of materials which is affecting completion of some houses.
He said: “For example, some houses have reached roofing level but there are no iron sheets or timber available. In some areas, we are looking for doors and windows but the suppliers are yet to deliver.”
Makanga, however, said the project has created jobs for artisans such as carpenters, builders, transporters and even casual labourers.