All African countries are facing the problem of housing because of unemployment and underemployment. To an average income person the prospect of owning a house is a remote possibility. You have to think of getting land and the extreme costs that you have to incur.
Another setback is the unavailability and high costs of building materials considering the low incomes of the prospective home owners. All these; make many to shy away from the idea of owning a home.
What we can do is think of how we can make use of the available building resources without having to import, to reduce the cost of obtaining building materials. Increasing the prospects of developing building-materials industry for increased production of housing materials at a cheaper rate could work well in solving the housing problem.
African governments should be committed to the development and training of a workforce to cope with new housing technologies that have been adopted in other parts of the world, and formulate ways to adapt to the relevant building codes and regulations.
We can all solve the housing problem if we are ready to embrace new trendy ideas that can help you achieve your ideal home condition at an affordable cost. Choose an architect and designer that can help you work within your limited budget, and shop around for ideas that can use available resources.