Housing

EVOLVING HOUSING POLICIES IN UGANDA SINCE THE COLONIAL TIMES

  The inclusive Growth Policy Note, “Planning for Uganda’s urbanization” defines Housing as a basic human right, essential for the well being of all mankind. The 1995 constitution of the Republic of Uganda, under the general social and Economic Objectives guarantees to fulfill the fundamental rights of all Ugandans to social justice, economic development, enjoying …

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Private Sector cannot grow the Mortgage market. It’s the responsibility of Government

By Mutabazi Sam Stewart The Housing Mortgage Market in Uganda is in its embryonic stage. Housing Mortgage is often interchangeably used with the term home loans as they are both used for the determination of accessing long term capitals for acquisition or building houses. The solitary variance is that a mortgage is a dedicated name …

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Why Most African Cities are a Mess

By Sam Stewart Mutabazi Ever since development economists learnt the importance of cities and urban areas in the advancement of a country and its people, many world leaders gave a lot of attention to ensuring that these places are better organized as to make them more productive and orderly. That cities engines are the engines …

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NSSF Uganda Building the largest Real Estate Residential Apartments in East Africa.

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of Uganda launched a massive housing project which they claim when complete in ten years  will be the largest housing estate in East and Central Africa. The project which will cost approximately $400 Million has been named Solana Lifestyle and Residences. Already the Fund has spent $70 Million on 306 …

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Poverty, informality and Slums, finding the balance for urban development and Sustainability for cities in Global South

Poverty, informality and Slums, finding the balance for urban development and Sustainability for cities in Global South

What causes poverty? it’s low incomes. what causes low incomes? it is lack of appropriate skills and lack of education and unemployment. What causes these? It’s is poor planning poor strategy. by who? By those unemployed and partly government. Poverty can also be caused by misuse of resources by individuals. What is poverty anyway? Poverty …

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The political economy of housing & human settlement in uganda; an anthropological perspective

The political economy of housing & human settlement in uganda; an anthropological perspective

Do we have a housing crisis in Uganda? Is housing an important element in the transformation of the country? What happens when government completely ignores the housing sector? Is housing a priority for the government of Uganda? Are citizens concerned about lack of quality housing in the country? Are there alternatives for both government and …

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China Housing Programs

Lessons from China Housing Programs

What can Uganda copy from China’s housing programes? Quite a lot i must say. Thirty years ago, china had almost the same housing and settlement problem as Africa and the Caribbean. Scattered buildings everywhere and anywhere, most of them looking horrible. The communist government came up with a plan to shift people from rural areas …

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