KAMAPALA: Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja is set to formally open the Uganda Homes Expo 2021 on Saturday, November 20 at the Serena Kampala Hotel, under the theme, “Sustainable Housing in Uganda’s Real Estate”.
In celebration of 10 years of existence, this year’s expo will address sustainable housing, which is a concern for every Ugandan. The event will provide a platform for producers, land owners, sellers, clients and stakeholders to learn more about home ownership, infrastructural development, housing, and also obtain real estate information as exhibitors display their unique housing styles and interior designs to grow their brands.
The CEO Crest Group, Edwin Musiime, pointed out that a campaign for the next five years will be launched, focusing on sustainability in housing and interior designs. “We know that a sustainable house is a home that has the least possible negative impact on the environment,” he said.
“We are talking about energy efficiency, avoiding environmental toxicants, using material and resources in a responsible manner while having a positive physical and psychological impact on its inhabitants. So, it’s important that while you design any property residential or commercial the concept of sustainability must be captured in there and that’s how we build a better Uganda,” he added.
Since there will be National Property Wards this year, the expo will attract large numbers of potential local and international buyers. However, in veneration to the Covid-19 regulations and Standard Operating Procedures, the expo will be both physical and virtual as participants from across the world take part online and live on television stations like NTV, since only a few people will be allowed to access the venue.
Real estate is a tremendously growing sector in Uganda. In 2020, Judy R. Kyanja from Knight Frank, pointed out some facts regarding Uganda’s real estate sector and its budding potential, as a result of increased demand for residential ownership because people have now realized that space can be used as a service for both home and office. “This is all because of the Covid_19 disruptions,” she noted.
Vicent Agaba, Board Member, Home Expo, stated that housing prices are bound to escalate because the population continues to grow enormously.
The Expo in this case, will offer new content as experts and exhibitors give clients and expo-goers a richer and up-to-date experience.