President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Thursday launched the Decent and Affordable Housing – Cement and Malata Subsidy Programme (DAHSP) with an appeal from Party followers that they should refrain from politicizing the initiative.
The launch was held ) at Msampha Village in T/A Chadza area in Lilongwe.
In his speech, Mutharika said the program is not a party but a government program designed to benefit all Malawians regardless of their political affiliation.
“Good housing is a human right, everyone has a right to good housing'” Mutharika said, adding that there will be specific committees responsible for identifying beneficiaries depending on their outcomes.
“This a revolving fund, beneficiaries should repay loans for others to have access to the loans. This is a pilot year, according to Lands Minister Bright Msaka’s report, we expect to build Close to 15,400 houses each year for the next 10 years,” he said.
The programme which was being launched today has already nine households at Msampha village in T/A Chadza’s area.
Some of the beneficiaries are as follows; Emily Chiwaya,Preacher Banda,Rosemary Maganizo, Telezio Dzoole and Falesi Chalendewa.