To meaningfully address housing crisis in the continent, Shelter Afrique, the Pan-African housing development financier, has called on African nations to seek stronger private public partnerships deals.

This call is coming amidst staggering revelation of housing deficits across some nations in the continent.

For instance, Uganda is facing an annual deficit of 1.6 million housing units; Kenya two million housing units; Tanzania, three million housing units; South Africa, three million housing units, and Nigeria 17 million housing units.

Findings assert that majority of African countries are facing housing crisis due to high population growth, increased urbanisation and low supply of affordable housing.