The National Housing Authority or NHA here in Liberia says all is setfor the dedication of phase three of 70 additional housing units inBerwerville City, Montserrado County.
NHA Acting Managing Director Mr. Prince Wreh speaking told UNMILRadio’s Coffee Break program recently that the newly constructedhousing units will aid in curtailing the hardships being faced by citizens to easily construct houses in the country.
Mr. Wreh said the the dedication is in line with the NHA’s mandatewhich calls for building affordable housing units for citizens acrossthe country, adding that the essence of dedicating those housing units was to to fulfill NHA’s mandate.
He said housing was a social good and an asset which promotesindividual and collective dignity, privacy and security. In theeconomic sphere, he says housing contributes to employment creationand labor productivity, community economic development and capitalformation at both the micro and macroeconomic levels.
“Our goal is to make sure that every citizen of this country has theirown house. As it relates to purchasing one of our units at an affordable price, we remain committed to providing the best, and affordable housing to our citizens; it is also part of our work at theNHA”, he added.
For those who may be seeking to own a housing unit, Mr. Wreh narratedthat there were three categories that range from the mortgage processto the cash and rent processes.
He said the units are built and that the mortgage process requires aperson to pay US$4,000 per unit and to meet all other requirements.
Asfor the cash process, he said there is no bank transaction between theNHA and the buyer on grounds that the buyer will have to pay US$20,000 dollars into three installments [through the bank].
The Acting NHA Boss further announced that in few months time the NHAand the Liberia National Police or LNP will be signing a Memorandum ofUnderstanding to build housing units for police officers in the country.
Also commenting on the status of the VOA project for therelocation of West Pointers, Mr. Wreh added that the NHA has thenecessary requirements to complete the project, and that it isexpected to be dedicated before this year’s Independence DayCelebration.
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Winston W. Parley