WHEN housing sector stakeholders, including government officials, private sector operators, construction industry professionals, media practitioners, local and international trade exhibitors etc, gather for this year’s edition of the annual Abuja Housing Show (AHS), the focus will be on Africa’s housing challenge while discussions will centre on finding solutions to this challenge.
The show already in its 11th edition has been slated for the middle of July this year and, according to its organizers, Fesadeb Media Group, it will also focus on the housing and construction industry and her multi-disciplinary sister industries with the aim of creating a synergy of ideas for the furtherance of industry growth in Africa and the entire world.
This year’s theme, “Solving Africa’s Housing Challenge Through Innovative Financing and Infrastructure Solutions”, aims to consolidate on previous editions which had clear impact as participants demanded for a holistic approach to tackling the housing deficit as well as the expansion of access to housing for all, hence, the robust effort on the part of the conveners to deliver on this demand.
“The huge housing deficit which sees Nigerian tenants spend a minimum average of 60 percent of their income on paying house rents remains a big challenge underlying the objectives of this year’s edition of our Housing Show”, said Festus Adebayo, Fesadeb Media Group’s CEO, in a statement.
“That is why this year’s event aims to increase conversation on innovative finance solutions for access to affordable housing, to create infrastructure solutions to reduce building costs across Africa, to connect international and local industry participants with market opportunities via access to realtors and aspiring home owners, to boost exposure of building products from manufacturers within the sector and to disseminate information for the understanding of government policies on development.