Advanced technology will solve Africa’s housing deficits and pothole crisis

“There is no reason why Africa should be suffering massive housing shortages and dangerous road conditions”, claims Philip Deighton, Executive Chairman of Quiktec.

“Advanced technology is available to provide rapid, affordable solutions if only governments would act to facilitate the introduction of new products and ways of doing things” he said, adding “The shortage of affordable, suitable and desirable social housing throughout Africa is at a critical level and yet governments are failing to identify or encourage 21st Century construction methods which are capable of addressing this growing problem. Our own Quikbild Rapidwall®system builds sustainable residential, commercial, industrial and high-rise properties in just days at a fraction of the cost of other building materials with a single factory producing up to 15,000 units a year”.

“Similarly”, explained Deighton, “the road network kills thousands of people every year and damages local economies simply because potholes and degraded roads are not quickly and effectively dealt with. Our asphalt and concrete cold-lay product delivers an instant, cost-effective, permanent repair guaranteed for at least 5-years. It can be applied all year in all weather and yet road authorities continue to use traditional materials and bemoan that they are not up to the job, soon wear out, are expensive and cannot be applied in the monsoon season. They need to modernise their thinking and adopt a solution which has been successfully proven in over 40 countries worldwide”.

“Quiktec presently has six subsidiary businesses in Africa talking with governments about providing long-term housing and pothole repair solutions but many are still bound to old technologies which provide inferior and more expensive results. It is time for Ministers and their officials to seriously consider how they can provide something better and cheaper for their communities by embracing exciting new and different ways of doing things”, said Deighton