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Imo to build 5,000 houses by 2023

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
23 December 2019   |   3:26 am
Imo State Government has jump-started the construction of 5,000 homes, which would be completed by 2023.

Imo State Government has jump-started the construction of 5,000 homes, which would be completed by 2023.

Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who made the disclosure at Azara, Owalla, and Emekuku in Owerri North Local Council, during a ground breaking ceremony of the 1,000-units, reiterated the commitment of his administration in addressing the deficit in the housing in the state.

Ihedioha said, within the period, about 25,000 job opportunities would be created in the housing sector and the government would take steps to strengthen the sector as well as ensuring low-income earners have a roof over their heads.

He said that the state government was working to provide both medium and low-income groups with affordable housing.

Responding, the general manager of the state’s housing corporation, Chidi Okolie, regretted that the prevalence of incidences of failed buildings inherited by the state and non-availability of the public utilities have continued being source of being concern to the corporation.

He stressed that the corporation intended handling the abandoned estate’s infrastructure as part of the rebuildinging agenda.