ICA Meetings: Housing Seminar (1997)

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April, 1997
(Source: ICA News, Issue No.2/1997)


                    : ICA Meetings : 

                    Housing Seminar
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Less than ten months after the UN-HABITAT-II Conference 
in Istanbul, ICA Housing organised a conference to be held 
during the Uganda Board Meeting, April 18 and 19.  One of 
the goals of the conference was to present successful examples 
of co-operative housing and self-help schemes and to encourage 
the government of Uganda to prepare the necessary conditions 
for the foundation of new housing co-operatives.  

The preconditions for economic growth and improved nutrition 
in the rural areas are good. There is intensive agriculture, fertile 
land, and in rural areas the Ugandan people are working hard to 
improve their standard of living.  The ICA President for this 
region of Africa, Mr. Bernard Wolimba, who is also the Chairman 
of the Uganda Co-operative Alliance, did an excellent job preparing 
the housing seminar, which drew more than one hundred 
participants. 

At the conference, the success of housing co-operatives in 
Kenya and Zimbabwe were shown as examples to help Uganda 
establish their own.  Organisations of developmental assistance, 
such as NBBL and DESWOS, also presented examples of their 
successful work in South Africa.