Vectorcide Partner with Sustainable Housing Solutions For UNOPS Affordable Homes Projects
We are proud and excited to be working with our partner Sustainable Housing Solutions who have been contracted by UNOPS build more than 1.3 million homes over the next decade, in Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and across the Caribbean, and deliver green energy to an estimated 50,000 people in Mexico.
We will supply Vectorcide Coating for each of these new dwellings to protect the new owners from vector-borne diseases.
These projects will make a tangible and significant difference, improving millions of lives, providing hundreds of thousands of local jobs and supporting sustainable local economies.
In anticipation of these projects, we are already shipping product to Ghana, Nigeria and Antigua.
IN GHANA, through two projects, 200,000 homes are to be constructed using energy-efficient solar rooftops and manufactured locally. The projects, which will last up to 10 years, will also provide job opportunities for local communities nationwide and help alleviate the housing crisis in Ghana. President Nana Akufo-Addohas said: “I believe we are all well aware of the challenges Ghana, and most of Africa, face when it comes to the provision of decent, well-planned and organized housing for our citizens. I believe that with the signing of this project agreement, we shall be ushering into existence a new dawn for Ghana and our citizens.”
Highlights of the project include:
NIGERIA’S EKITI STATE, will join one of the largest affordable housing initiatives in the world, following a new agreement that will see at least 50,000 affordable homes built over the next decade.
“This is how our promise of developing Ekiti and improving the lives of the people can be achieved. This partnership has come at an important time, during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has reminded us of the need to deliver quality social infrastructure to the people,” said Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
GUINEA will see some 200,000 affordable homes built over the next 10 years as well. This project follows the Presidential affordable housing programme in an effort to promote social and economic inclusion. At least 100,000 of the new homes will be made available to civil servants through a scheme which supports mortgage payments via payroll deductions.
“This project constitutes an important support for the programme of the affordable housing championed by the government, which is both intensive in labour and in capital, thus representing an economic stimulus that will have a positive effect on reducing unemployment in the country,” said Prime Minister and Chief of the Guinean government, Dr. Ibrahima Kassory Fofana.
IN PAKISTAN, plans are in development to build 500,000 new affordable homes over the next 10 years. Prime Minister Imran Khan has said:
“This ground-breaking housing initiative is not just a regular project but a massive undertaking that has my full support and will undoubtedly change for the better the lives of millions of people.”
IN INDIA, contracts have been signed to build affordable homes in the states of Haryana, Goa and Maharashtra.
These projects will support the government of India’s target to build 20 million new homes all over the country, while offering subsidised mortgages for prospective homebuyers.
IN KENYA, the first of 100,000 planned homes have been built under the national ‘Affordable Housing Program’, where the government of Kenya aims to provide around half a million affordable houses for its citizens. employment to drive local economic growth. In an address to the nation citing UNOPS, President Uhuru Kenyatta said:
“The Affordable Housing Programme will continue to deepen and accelerate
access to housing far beyond our immediate target date of 2022, of building 500,000 housing units, and set Kenya on an extraordinary path as Africa’s first country, to substantively address housing and social amenities challenges.”