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Kibera Slum Upgrading-What A Noble Cause!
WHAT A NOBLE CAUSE!
By Ramadhan Rajab(East African Standard)
Prime Minister Raila Odinga led the long awaited relocation of Kibera slum residents to upgraded houses.
Raila, who flagged off hundreds of Soweto East households to the new site, said the relocation marked the start of stemming the tide of slums. Government has a 15-year plan to replace slums with affordable housing with donor support.
"Absence of decent housing means abundance of other problems," Raila said. "Today, we make the first step towards meeting the basic needs and rights and saying no to slum related problems. This is an initial step towards the attainment of Millennium Development Goals."
The relocation, the premier said, was part of the realisation of a long dream towards decent but affordable housing. Raila put on notice land grabbers, whom he said were a major setback to the implementation of slum upgrading programmes.
"We are declaring zero tolerance to land grabbing. Those threatening us with ‘sanctity’ of title deeds which might have been gotten through ill means should be warned all public land will be repossessed," the PM said.
Housing Minister Soita Shitanda termed the relocation a success and a break from history where slum-upgrading projects benefited untargeted groups. He said in the phase one of the project, Sh2 billion was spent to cater for 1,000 households moved yesterday.
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