Botswana Housing Cooperation (BHC) Chief Executive Officer, Reginald Motswaiso has encouraged institutions to engage the parastatal when they need expertise and professional services on anything related to construction.
Speaking at the handover ceremony of 8 multi-residential units to the Botswana Prisons Services in Francistown last week, Motswaiso said that because housing construction is their core mandate, they are willing to offer services to whoever needs them. “ In carrying out this mandate, the corporation provides consultancy services for third parties….the corporation provides a one stop shop service for all property construction related activities through its range of professional services such a Land Acquisition experts, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and building inspectors,” he said.
This mandate, Motswaiso said, is discharged in line with the BHC Act which calls for the Corporation to provide for the housing, office and other building needs of the government and local authorities.
“We are here as the BHC saying if you have an idea of how we can help you or how you can help us, come forward and share with us all in a way trying to alleviate short supply of housing in this country. We cannot build all the houses in this country alone, we need your help as institutions and individuals,” he said.
He also revealed that in carrying out these projects, they are trying by all means to support Batswana owned companies by engaging them in different projects, “We want Batswana to grow…for example, for this project we engaged a Motswana by the name, Seamiso Seabelo. It was a P7 million project and we will continue doing that.”
Last year, BHC delivered nine staff houses to Botswana Prisons and currently working with the Botswana Defence Force, Botswana Unified Revenue Services and Ministry of Lands and Housing to provide for their housing needs.