Tricycle Operators Float Housing Scheme


Affordable housing scheme for commercial tricycle operators has been unveiled in Karshi community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Tide source reports that the project is floated by Keke Operators Positive Initiative (KOPI), an NGO geared toward the wellbeing and common interest of tricycle operators in the country.
Community leaders, KOPI board members, tricycle owners and operators as well as other stakeholders were present at the formal unveiling and presentation of the project master plan by consultants handling it.
The National President of KOPI, Mr Hassan Shettima, said that the project was to assist operators of tricycles have their own houses, however small from their meager income.
He said that the first phase of the project tagged: ‘KOPI Magnanimous Estate’, which will commence in October with 1,000 housing units is to be sited in Karshi Community.
Shettima said that the initiative would among other things make the business more attractive as a viable venture that operators could be proud of, especially to the youth.
“In line with our humanitarian objective of empowering the keke operators, we have decided to start a housing scheme for them.
“They include self-contain room, convertible combined rooms, parking spaces, market and other basic amenities as well as, accessible roads.
“I have done my research and found out that this project for tricycle operators is the first of its kind in Africa,” he said.
the Chairperson of Keke Riders Association, FCT chapter, Mr Yarima Salihu, said his members were happy with the initiative and were willing to be listed on it.
“We are happy and proud that someone has good plans for us.
“We are willing to work with them and en