ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health is preparing a scheme to build 10, 000 houses for health care workers, its officials said.
The Officials made the announcement following a consultative meeting with Gojo Bridge Housing, a private company, on Monday.
The two sides have reportedly discussed conditions for the construction and delivery of houses.
Speaking to ENA news agency after the discussion, State Minister of Health, Dr. Ayele Teshome said the scheme aims to address the growing housing deficit among healthcare workers and their longstanding complaints on the issues.
The scheme would help healthcare workers to own houses with a flexible payment plan and monthly savings, according to the state minister.
In February last year, Gojo Bridge signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). The bank agreed to work with the company which plans to build 100, 000 houses in Addis Ababa.
Almaw Gari, CEO of Gojo Real estate firm, said Gojo Bridge will allocate about 10, 000 of the planned total units for healthcare workers.
The company’s plan is to build these affordable but modern houses and deliver them within five years, said the CEO.
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