Housing For Vulnerable Families In Masaka Township
26 New dwellings, 26 Drinking water system 26 Sewage system.
NIRP has already constructed 25 new dwellings, 25 drinking water tanks and 25 waste water facilities. 1 new dwelling is not yet completed with the drinking water tank and waste water facilities not established. Mobilization and sensitization meetings of beneficiaries have been conducted. The identification and selection of beneficiary families has been done working together with local, group and association leaders in the community. Building plans were approved by the local authority free of charge. Construction companies and individual builders were identified and contracted to build the houses. The housing project has inspired local leaders about the plight of housing in Masaka township. 50 local leaders and 26 beneficiary families and their communities have been sensitized on housing, clean drinking water and sewage disposal in their families and communities. The building materials were bought on competitive basis. The NGO bought from suppliers with lowest prices ensuring quality. The building company commenced with the construction and building process; measured the designs on site, dug foundation, building commenced and on reaching the wall plate level a roofing expert ensured roofing was timely done to avoid damaging the house. After roofing, doors and windows were fixed and finally floor and verandas done. Waste facilities were dug and finally drinking water harvesting tanks fixed. Some of the problems faced during the project are: increase in the prices of building materials, elderly and sickly beneficiaries could not fetch water or provide unskilled labour (however, other community members supported them), continued lock down due to COVID-19 made movement and access to the building sites sometimes hard. Land conflicts in some families delayed the project, however, local leaders helped resolve the conflicts.