[GroundUp] The housing shortage has come to a head this year with a massive increase in land occupations. For example in Cape Town in 2017 the Anti-Land Invasion Unit removed 15,000 “illegal structures”. Just in the first four months of 2018 this number is already 26,000.
[Guardian] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the country’s budget of 9.12 trillion naira today on Wednesday.
[Premium Times] The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed the 2018 budget, raising it by N500 billion.
[New Zimbabwe] First Lady Grace Mugabe said she is against the idea of giving “poor” ruling part youths residential stands because the majority of them cannot even afford to buy one brick.
[The Herald] One million hectares of land are destroyed by fire every year, a situation Government blames on negative attitude and lack of behaviour change by some people. Delivering a ministerial statement in Parliament last week, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said there was need to intensify awareness campaigns to protect the environment.
[Citizen] The days of “build it, and they shall come” are well and truly over. There was a time when Tanzania could afford to be the lone Cinderella in the stormy sea that is the Great Lakes region
[Premium Times] The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has promised to give a house to the couple that recently welcomed a set of quintuplets at the National Hospital, Abuja.
[Daily News] Dodoma -The fresh determination by the government to move from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma has brought a fortune to businesses, taxi operators and middlemen.
[Daily News] Mbowe Hotels Limited (MHL) has only today to settle rent arrears of 1.3bn/- owed to the National Housing Corporation (NHC) or risk eviction from the building it occupies along Mkwepu and Indira Gandhi (Makunganya) streets in the Central Business District of Dar es Salaam.
[Observer] Dozens of top civil servants, including two permanent secretaries, a principal private secretary to President Museveni, and several presidential advisors, have been struck off the government payroll.