By the grace of the Almighty (SWT) we are delighted to inform our members that the AFED Tower project in Dar es Salaam city is approaching completion. The landmark project besides catering for the Africa Federation own administrative offices after 75 years since inception in 1946, will also be an income generating building for AFED.
The project faced some challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and shortage of materials. However, the project is expected to be inaugurated in the next few months.
AFED Tower is located downtown on Jamhuri/Mwisho Street Dar-es-Salaam and is just 3 minutes’ walk from Mehfil al-Abbas and 5 minutes from the KSIJ Mosque. The project consist of Shop space on the ground and Mezzanine floor, AFED offices 1st to 3rd floor, total of 6 apartments one on each floor from 4th to 9th floor, and Multipurpose training centre on the 10th floor.
With concerted efforts by the main contractor and the close supervision by the Housing Development Board, the progress has been good with almost 95% of the works completed and final touches is ongoing.
A site meeting was held on 2nd December 2021, where various discussions took place and deadlines were set for testing, final inspection and completion. It has been a great team effort to overcome the challenges due to the pandemic and we are pleased that all the stakeholders have played an important role.
Configuration of the Building
|Ground Floor – Commercial||Available for rent|
|Mezzanine – Commercial||Rented|
|1st – 3rd Floors||AFED Administrative and Boards Offices|
|4th, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th Floor||Available for Rent|
|10th Floor||Babuseth Memorial Hall|
As the project nears completion, site meetings are held more often to check on the remaining works and set deadline for the pending works, the last meeting was held on Monday 13th December 2021 and it is heartening to see the progress being made to bring the project towards its culmination.
We pray to Allah (SWT) to grant maghferat to the late Alhaj Gulamhussein Abdulrasul Haji Jooma, was fondly known by the name of Babuseth, undoubtedly his foresight and affection has brought this great achievement. In appreciation and acknowledgement AFED decided to name the Hall on the 10th floor as Babuseth Memorial Hall, Let us also remember Marhum Babuseth with Sura-e-Fateha.
Similarly, we take this opportunity to thank AFED Chairman Alhaj Shabir bhai Najafi and his dedicated team for their guidance and support. We also wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all our supporters and well-wishers for their support towards all our projects, we pray to the Almighty to grace them all with strength, good health and long life, Aameen
AFED Housing Development Board
15th December 2021