KAMPALA, Uganda. The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has said government is ready to support investors who help in addressing the inadequate housing problems in the country.
Ssekandi made the revelations on Thursday morning as he officially commissioned a 54 two bed roomed apartments at Naalya that was constructed by Comfort Homes, an Arab consortium that is into building affordable houses for Ugandans.
Comfort Homes registered into the country in 2015. “As government we appreciate all efforts by investors in scaling up affordable housing units for Ugandans. We shall as government always support such initiatives,” said Ssekandi.
He hailed the Arabs for choosing to invest in Uganda saying government had made the environment conducive for investors. Casa Gloria, is one of the four mega housing projects to be constructed by Comfort Homes.
The construction according to the Comfort Homes director, Quresh Shehabi begun in April last year. Shehabi said other projects will be in Bukoto, and the one bedroom units for low income earners in Gayaza. “Our aim is to see all Ugandans have secure, efficient and affordable shelter. That is why we have units that cater for all categories, the elite, Middle income status and the low income earners,” he said.
He explained that the commissioned Casa Gloria has two bedrooms and sales at UGX178million. The units at Casa Fortuna also in Naalya with three bedrooms measuring 115 square meters will sale for UGX 199 million.
Similarly, the Casa Marcella two bedroom apartments will sale for UGX172 million while the one bedroom Cozy cottages in Gayaza will be sold at UGX47 million. “Each apartment has a separate water metre, Yaka, a parking slot, a supermarket within the estate, as well as a condominium Mailo Land Title provided,” said Quresh.
He urged Ugandans to take the opportunity and get the units which he said can start with a down payment of sh5 million only. The construction of the other apartments are going on concurrently.