The population of Uganda is expected to be 80 million in the next 20 years and this means that all these people have to have homes where they live.
HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION
The government has been asked to promote vertical construction of homes in order to save land for Agriculture.
The Chief Executive officer National Housing and Construction Company Limited Eng. Kenneth Kaijuka said that building homes vertically will help us save land for agriculture because it is the backbone of our country.
‘The population of Uganda is expected to be 80million in the next 20 years and this means that all these people have to have homes where they live.
This population has youth as the majority where demand for quality and affordable homes is increasing tremendously yet land has remained static'' Kaijuka said.
He said the government should regulate land use by promoting vertical building compared to building horizontally because here many people will have homes on a small piece of land and the rest left for agriculture.
Kaijuka said this at the opening of a three day Homes and Property Expo on Thursday at Sheraton Hotel Kampala where New Vision is a sponsor.
He said that therefore there is a need for this population having a decent housing structure whether in the urban or the rural areas.
The vice president of Uganda Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi while officiating at the opening of the Expo said that Uganda has been rebranded from a country of chaos and failing state to a beacon of hope both in the region and on the African continent at large to an extent that it is now an exporter of peace.
With peace and security, Ugandans can now construct permanent residences for accommodation' Kiwanuka'' added
The chairman of the Homes and Property Expo Edwin Musiime said that eliminating slums through the support from government will help people have decent and affordable houses whether in towns or villages.