Ongos Valley: Namibia's Largest Housing Project to Provide Accommodation for 100,000 Citizens, Netizens React

Ongos Valley: Namibia's Largest Housing Project to Provide Accommodation for 100,000 Citizens, Netizens React

  • Namibia is constructing its largest housing development project yet called the Ongos Valley which is a 28,000 mixed-used village
  • The project will include more than 20 schools, numerous malls and service stations, as well as institutions and businesses
  • Each home in the project will be connected to fibre optic internet and receive 1GB of free data monthly for 5 years

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Africa has been experiencing a housing crisis but Namibia is blazing the trail for the rest of Africa by providing housing for its citizens. The Ongos Valley by the Namibian government is a project that will serve as a community of its own located in the north-western corridor just 14 kilometres from Windhoek's Central Business District.

Ongos Valley Project in Namibia
Ongos Valley Project in Namibia. Photo credit: Africa Facts Zone. Source: Twitter
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The residential neighbourhood covers 1,743 hectares and will become a self-sustaining walkable city with schools, hospitals, institutions, businesses, malls and other supporting facilities.

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Homes in the Ongos Valley go for $69,104 (Single Residential), $43,920 (Free Standing Homes) and $36,332 (Apartments).

Many Netizens have taken to social media to have a say about this project. samples some of the comments below.

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@Enopra said:

An estate being built by Namibian govt. If it was Nigeria, you would see ugly houses with green roofs, and it would take the government 20 years to complete.

@MabuMonyela expressed herself by saying:

Countries that are not infiltrated with foreigners are doing well for their citizens. Well done Namibians.

@sayyours concluded that:

Africa will get there….news like this gives me some hope..slowly

@TheeAzanian said that:

I hope they are not as corrupt as SA and poor Namibians who lack proper housing benefit from it. I remember a housing project like this being built just outside Durban (Cornubia) and it was meant to provide affordable housing for poor SANs but it’s full of Zimbabweans

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It is expected that the Ongos Valley project will serve about a quarter of Windhoek's population over the course of 20 years.

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