By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA – THE inability of plot allottees at the Ngozika housing estate in the heart of Awka, Anambra State capital to pay their outstanding allocationÂ fees and development levies amounting to about N600 million is delaying the realization of the project, the managing director of Anambra State Housing Development Corporation, Mr. Mike Nwafor has said.
The breakdown shows that the development levy for the first phase in the 480 housing units in the estateÂ has accumulated to N300 million, while the outstanding allocation fees is also standing at about N300 million, which the managing director said, was the reason why all the social amenities have not been put in place.
Addressing the plot owners in Awka, Nwafor pleaded with them to settle the fees to enable the corporation complete the construction so that people could take possession of their houses without further delay.
Though the housing corporation had earlier approached the state government to complete the project to enable the allottees move in, it was gathered that government wanted the corporation to completely handle it, hence the decision to impose the development levy of N1.17 million for each property.
â€œWe have been trying our best to complete this project, but we have not got to where we should because of lack of funds,â€ he said.
He said that such amenities like the drainage, power and water supply, as well as roads have been provided, adding that what remained was the access road to the estate and the asphalting of the streets.