Housing

Progress Status
Status
Not Started
Campaign Promise
Detail Activities
In the New Direction, the SLPP government will sanitize and reform the land tenure system to make it compatible with the increasing demands of a modern economy and ensure equitable distribution of land and related issues. Other specific policy actions will include;
  • Encourage the setting up of Home Finance Institutions
  • Set up and enforce standards for building materials
  • Encourage large-scale local production of building materials
  • Provide fair and affordable access to decent housing to the citizenry either through public or private investments
  • Improve access and distribution of imported and locally produced building materials
  • Review and enhance the role and capacity of the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation (SALHOC) • Facilitate access to credit for building and mortgage for regular income and nonregular income earners
  • Support rehabilitation programmes for public buildings and state owned quarters nationwide.
  • Rehabilitate Police Barracks, Military Barracks and construct new modern multistorey quarters where necessary
  • Support the creation of satellite areas around urban areas for housing major office buildings
  • Pursue the feasibility of extending the limits of the capital of Freetown by the construction of a modern toll bridge linking Freetown with Lungi
  • Ensure the provision of infrastructure services such as electricity, water supply and roads in new areas before they are developed for housing purposes
  • The building of offices outside Freetown by public-private sector collaboration to ease congestion in the Central Business District
  • Encourage private ventures to build multi-storey car parks, public toilets and bathing facilities in Towns and Cities by providing lands for such purposes;
  • Develop a Land Acquisition Account and commence payments for buildings to be demolished in the planned areas to cover a 10 year period. Such areas will be used for car parks, recreation areas, transports and transit points
  • Encourage banks to develop a housing loan fund that permits the construction companies to develop affordable housing
  • Increase the width of access roads from 20’ to 30’ in all urban areas for vehicular and pedestrian traffic
  • Encourage the creation of green spaces and on-plot car parking.
Data Sources
https://electiondata.io/sites/default/files/2018-02/slpp-2018-manifesto.pdf