With the year 2018 ending on a rather not encouraging note for practitioners in the building construction industry, and considering that 2019 is an election year, key stakeholders in the industry are of the view that not much is expected to happen in the industry prior to May 29.
According to them, there is uncertainty in the political arena with funds being diverted towards the success of the election. For them, it is not a favourable time to invest in the housing construction sector as the fear of policy summersault in the event of a change in government may prevent investors, especially from outside the country, from investing their funds.
Notwithstanding the seeming apathy in the sector, the views of some notable professionals in the industry, who have preferred roadmap to improve housing delivery in the course of the year was sought.
One point that, however, runs through their thoughts is the realization that there is a shortfall and that something ought to be done, if urgently, to ameliorate the situation.
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