BHC houses invaded by termites, contractor blamed
SELEBI-PHIKWE: Botswana Housing Corporation (BHC) houses that number 184, have been infested by termites as pest controllers are roped in to control the problem amid fears that these insects may eventually damage the structures.
The affected structures were completed in 2008 and 2009 at Phase One Location in Selebi-Phikwe as part of a BHC project to alleviate the housing shortage in the country.
BHC Chief Executive Officer, Reginald Motswaiso told journalists during a press conference this week that certain processes were overlooked during the construction phase. For instance at the foundation stage of a construction project, the soil should have been treated to destroy any living organisms that could damage or compromise the structure in the future. He said such practices include the treatment of the soil to ensure that organisms such as termites, ants and plants do not [continue reading]