Delta moves to check housing deficit, launches 108 housing units

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In its bid to reduce housing gap, Delta State government, on Thursday, launched the D’Height Estate with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa calling on government and the private sectors to be committed to reducing the housing deficit in the country.

Governor Okowa who spoke at the estate construction site in Asaba, said, “this housing project is expected to bridge the housing gap in our state and our nation.”

The 108 housing units of D’Height Estate is located within the premises of Low Cost Estate for Civil Servants in Asaba and are being constructed by the Delta Development and Property Authority (DDPA).

“The housing gap is very high nationally and in our state,” the governor stated, adding, “together, with partnership, we can bridge the housing gap and build the Delta State of our dream.”

He observed that apart from housing challenges, there were lots of other challenges facing the country and called for prayers for God to intervene in the affairs of the country.

The governor urged DDPA to ensure that civil servants were in the first line of consideration while allocating the houses.

He disclosed that his administration had to make the houses at the Low Cost Housing Estate on owner-occupier basis to cater for the needs of the occupiers of the houses.

He assured the people of Delta of his administration’s desire to leave office meritoriously at the end of eight years, asserting that “at the completion of my two terms in office, I want to leave office seeing the people clapping the way you are clapping right now.”

Earlier, Chairman of the DDPA, Mr Paul Osaji, in an address said, “the focus of this gathering is to officially launch one of the efforts of DDPA in housing provision – D’Height Estate; a development of 108 housing units which is the pilot scheme of our grand development of four hundred units of two and three bedrooms flats at the central business district of Asaba.”

“The development has progressed and the sales has since commenced,” Mr Osaji said.