Shelter and Settlements Alternatives: Uganda Human Settlements Network (SSA:UHSNET) is a network comprised of civil society organisations, communities, individuals, and private sector astakeholders working together with the main purpose of lobbying, advocating and sharing information for better policies, programs and practices towards sustainable improvement of human settlements in Uganda.
Currently, Uganda is experiencing a high rate of urbanization exceeding 5% per annum. This is attributed to high rural urban migration rate, the high natural population growth in urban areas, extension of boundaries of urban centres and uncontrolled growth and expansion of trading centres overtime. Due to inadequacies in planning, management and provision of basic urban infrastructure and services in the face of the high urbanisation rates, the urbanisation process is taking place in a haphazard manner, with no control and regulation. This has consequently led to the mushrooming of slums within and around various town centres, including Kampala. Urbanisation has also put a strain on the housing sector, which cannot accommodate everyone. Moreover, the Government of Uganda (GoU) regards housing as the responsibility of the individual or household and only commits to providing an enabling environment that will allow other actors engaged in provision of housing (such as private sector, civil society, communities and households), to operate more effectively. Read More »
Plot 4, Off Martyrs Way Minister's Village Ntinda,
P.O Box 27445 - Kampala Uganda,
Tel: 031 2290270