240 families to benefit from housing scheme
Walter Nyamukondiwa-Mashonaland West Bureau
Property developer Craft Properties Holdings has donated 7 400 square metres for blocks of flats for 240 underprivileged families, including elderly people in Kadoma and is also supporting 20 widows in the town with small poultry businesses.
This is part of the company’s celebrations marking 15 years of service, including undertaking major housing and construction projects over the years aimed at easing the housing backlog in the country.
The development is in support of Government’s drive to uplift every person and place in the country in line with Vision 2030 which is being spearheaded by President Mnangagwa.
Speaking at the 15th Anniversary celebrations in Kadoma, guest of honour and business strategist Dr Langton Mabhanga said the country had solutions to its problems.
“Through Craft Properties, Professor Kudakwashe Taruberekera donated residential stands in Kadoma which shall be used in the construction of high rise residential flats for the underprivileged and people with disabilities in the society,” said Dr Mabhanga.
“The residential stands are to benefit an estimated 240 families. This is in support of the Government of Zimbabwe’s initiative in the provision of decent and affordable houses to the people of Zimbabwe in fulfilment of the attainment of an Upper Middle Income economy by the year 2030 and also consistent with the President’s attitude of leaving no place and no one behind.”
Dr Mabhanga said the onus was on Zimbabweans to build their country before looking elsewhere for assistance.
Craft Properties has also lined up a pilot poultry project for widows in Kadoma targeting to provide at least 1 000 chicks, veterinary medicines and stockfeed for 20 widows.
“If the project becomes successful, Craft Properties will expand it to support more underprivileged women in the society. Coordinators of the project are already surveying for suitable places ahead of launch at the end of May,” he said.
Dr Mabhanga said the company’s survival and growth for the past 15 years was anchored on sound values of hard work, honesty and dedication.
As part of festivities, staff at the growing diversified company including security, construction and land development, had a weekend outing at Lasting Impressions Camp where they undertook team building sports, game viewing and a dinner.