ICA Housing to Meet in Uganda (1997)

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April, 1997
(Source: ICA News, Issue No.1/1997, pp. 3)


				ICA Housing To Meet In Uganda
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After the successful presentation of the achievements of co-operative housing by the
Chairman of ICA Housing, Rolf Trodin, during the HABITAT II conference in Istanbul,
ICA Housing has decided to continue with regional HABITAT-conferences. These are
excellent occasions to show how co-operative housing can contribute to solutions of
housing misery and shortage.

On the occasion of the ICA Board meeting, there will be a housing seminar on 17 - 18
April 1997 in Kampala, to discuss political preconditions, the legal framework, economic
and social aspects as well as the financing of housing co-operatives.

The Ugandan Government should be motivated to introduce co-operative housing in the
country through the promotion of the housing co-operative foundations, and the
introduction of favourable conditions for land and infrastructure, as well as access to credit.

Successful examples from other African countries can help to illustrate why co-operative
housing is a good solution to the problems of sub-standard and slum housing or
homelessness.  Fulfilling the preconditions  for the establishment of co-operative housing
is an important task. The Kampala seminar will be a contribution to a more transparent
policy.

(Source: C. Hachmann, GDW, 20 March, 1997)