By Staff Reporter
Nairobi-based pan-African housing development financier Shelter Afrique plans to open a regional office in Harare, Zimbabwe to serve the southern African region.
The office will be its third hub after Abuja in Nigeria serving Anglophone West Africa, and Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire, which serves Francophone West, central and northern Africa.
“This is an important step we need to take to develop our ability to support our southern Africa member states, which we currently serve from our headquarters in Nairobi,” said Shelter Afrique CEO Andrew Chimphondah.
He said the company had increased its activities in Zimbabwe and the region, thus the need for physical presence.
“Shelter Afrique is set to build 10,000 housing units in partnership with the government of Zimbabwe as part of our core mandate of delivering low-cost housing to Africans. Of these units, 3,000 are targeted for delivery during the first phase of the project,” Mr Chimphondah said.
The Harare office will also serve Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles and Zambia.