Innocent Ruwende Municipal Reporter
Government is set to create three new towns near Harare and one near Bulawayo that collectively should deliver more than 150 000 houses as it moves to reduce the housing backlog.
Over 1, 5 million people are on councils housing waiting lists countrywide.
Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, said Government would capacitate and give Urban Development Corporation (Udcorp) State land to develop.
Beneficiaries will be drawn from the Government and local authority waiting lists.
Minister Kasukuwere said this while announcing the new Udcorp board.
“We will be tabling the matter in Cabinet. We want Udcorp to work with financial institutions in delivering houses. Housing development is currently one of the most corruption prone areas of development in Zimbabwe.
“We want Udcorp to be transparent and honourable in its activities. Let the corporation be seen as a reliable investment opportunity for home seekers, financiers, partners, donors and other developers,” he said.
Details to follow…