As reported by Construction Review, Kenya’s Nairobi City has waived building approval fees for affordable housing projects as a move to attract more investors into the city as it gears to achieve President Uhuru’s Big 4 Agenda on affordable housing.

The move is part of a larger affodable housing programme by the Kenyan government to deliver 500,000 housing units by 2022. Nairobi will launch phase one of this affordable housing programme this year. Developers are also encouraged to utilize local skills and local materials in their projects as a means of promoting the Kenyan economy.

“My cabinet has approved waiving of building fees for all housing projects in Nairobi as our commitment to support affordable housing programme. This applies to projects being undertaken by private investors, county and national government”

Mike Sonko, Nairobi Governor

Read the full report on Construction Review Online.

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