The Government has established an Inter-Agency Housing Delivery Liaison Committee to facilitate accelerated delivery of affordable housing through interventions aimed at addressing investments challenges, developing data and creating linkages between local and foreign investors.
In the management of land, the Government is currently digitising and automating land transactions in order to provide efficient, timely and transparent services to facilitate real estate development, particularly in the issuance of titles, the Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Charity Ngilu has said.
In a speech read on her behalf by Mr Hussein Ibrahim, the Director of Administration in the ministry during the official opening of the Kenya Homes Expo last last week, Ngilu said a stronger political will to reverse the housing problem in order to maximise on the synergies of the complimentary functions is required.
“The Government is also committed to confront the slums challenge through the twin intervention of improvements and prevention coordinated under the Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (Kensup) and the Kenya Informal Settlements Improvements Programme (KISIP. Let us take cognisance of the high cost of cement in the country which contributes towards the high cost of housing,” Ibrahim emphasised.
The four-day event attracted over 50,000 visitors who went through the exhibition stands in the four days of the event where various exhibitors were looking forward to display their wares and products. The Government also appealed to the East African Portland Cement Company and other manufacturers to take leadership in lowering the cost of cement so as to make housing more affordable.
The CEO and Founder of Kenya Homes Expo, Mr Daniel Ojijo, said that not only will they encourage new ways of real estate purchases but will also guide buyers on comfortable ride to home ownership and better living choices.