Malata and Cement Subsidy beneficiaries worry over delay


Beneficiaries of Decent and Affordable Housing Subsidy Programme (Dahsp) also known as Malata and Cement Subsidy in Chikwawa have expressed concern over the delay to complete their houses due to lack of materials.

The government, through Dahsp grants, is constructing five houses in each of the 193 constituencies.

Alfred shows one of the wounds
sustained during the attack

Two beneficiaries from Nankumba Village, Traditional Authority Masache in Chikwawa, Alfred and Yohane Misoya,  who both have albinism, said they are living in fear of being attacked in their insecure house.

The two brothers, who had their house broken into by unknown people at 1 am  in March last year, said the two houses government is constructing for them have stalled since November due to lack of building materials.

“This project started in July and we were told it would be done in three months, but up to now we still do not have the remaining materials that we requested,” said Alfred Misoya.

But in an interview, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Charles Vintulla said the ministry is impressed with the progress so far and that delays are due to undervaluation. n

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