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Akright Housing project excites Museveni

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th July 2006 03:00 AM

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has commended Akright Housing Projects on its offer of 500 rooms for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting next year.

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has commended Akright Housing Projects on its offer of 500 rooms for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting next year.

By Ricks Kayizzi

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has commended Akright Housing Projects on its offer of 500 rooms for the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting next year.

Launching the Akright Kakungulu Housing Project on Entebbe Road over the weekend, Museveni called the offer a wise investment.

“I am pleased to know that Akright has committed huge resources for this important event.

“We will ensure that roads, water and electricity reach this place, or if they are already here, we will re-imburse you,” the President said.

Museveni said he had instructed the works state minister John Byabagambi to construct at least 6kms of tarmac roads in the estate this financial year.
The President had earlier promised 14kms of tarmac roads to the estate.
“Projects which benefit the commonman are entitled to government contribution through infrastructure development.
“It should not be the investor to build roads, bring water and electricity to the estate,” he said.

He hailed Akright’s concept of pool houses for the low income earners.
Anatoli Kamugisha, Akright Projects’ managing director and proprietor, said they have had to fight off opposition by people who did not favour their housing concept.

“People want to turn the country into a national slum. We have had to fight them to appreciate our initiative,” he said.

Michael Werikhe Kafabusa, the acting minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development said that through the National Action Plan for Human Settlements and Housing policy, government has prioritized slum profiling and upgrading of informal settlements.

“A few legal frameworks like the Condominium Properties Act enacted in 2001 leading to the sale of flats, has yielded fruits thereby increasing home ownership by 5% in urban areas. This complements initiatives such as Akright’s,” he said
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Akright Housing project excites Museveni

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