Remarkable progress on housing projects: Cabinet

Staff Reporter

Government has accelerated the construction of several housing structures with a number of projects now nearing completition.

Addressing the media during the Post Cabinet briefing session yesterday, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said that a number of housing projects were progressing well and some were almost complete.

“In Harare Metropolitan Province, construction of the Dzivarasekwa Flats blocks 7, 8 and 9 has reached roof level, reflecting 70% of completion, while block 10 has reached 95% of completion,” the Minister said

The Minister also noted various projects which were initiated at the end of last year in various Provinces that were also in progression

“In Mashonaland East Province, the first 2 blocks being constructed in Marondera have reached roof level, reflecting 70% of completion, while the other 2 blocks are at 61% of completion. In Binga District in Matabeleland North Province, 10 of the 20 houses being built for flood victims have been completed, while the other 10 have reached roof level,” the Minister reported

Minister Mutsvangwa informed that the site mobilization which began earlier this year in Uzumba Marambapfungwe to support settlement densification was now complete.

 “The site mobilization for the Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe Mutawatawa housing project has been completed, and this involves a pilot project on high-rise flats in Rural District Councils to support settlement densification,” said the Minister.

According to the Minister, the regularisation of the Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle settlements in Lupane was progressing well with roads, water and sewer systems being established in that area.

Meanwhile, the notable progress in the housing projects across the country resonates with President Mnangagwa’s mantra of leaving no one and no place behind in terms of development. The projects are also a testimony of Government’s commitment to the achievement of Vision 2030 of having an upper middle income economy status by the year 2030.