BoZ Governor bemoans poor housing among Zambians

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Bank of Zambia Governor Michael Gondwe has urged Zambians to support poor people in communities in order to ease
their suffering.

Dr. Gondwe said government and other stakeholders were already working towards eradicating these social challenges which the less privileged
people are going through.

He said this today when the Central of Zambia and Habitat for Humanity Zambia laid a foundation stone for building houses for two vulnerable
families in Kamanga compound in Lusaka.

He said it was unfortunate that fifty years after Zambia attained its political independence, some families were still living in houses
which are not fit for human habitation.

And Habitat for Humanity Zambia National Director Joseph Munsanje said the increase in population and high poverty levels among communities
have outstretched government’s capacity to provide basic needs such as good shelter, good water supply and sanitation services.

Mr. Munsanje said the high population growth has led to the proliferation of informal settlement to an extent where over 70 per
cent of the urban population are housed in informal settlement.

He said the informal settlements are characterised by lack of essential services and amenities making the habitats susceptible to
ill health.

Mr. Munsanje said the two houses which will be built for Marvis Malesu and Enedi Phiri will greatly help in mitigating their
suffering.

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