Govt commissions 500 housing units in Dzivarasekwa Harare

By ZBC Reporter

Public Private Partnerships continue to bear fruit as government makes strides in the provision of decent housing for Zimbabweans in line with the National Development Strategy one.

Faced with a housing backlog of over 1,5 million, government is making strides towards delivering affordable housing for all, with the commissioning of 500 housing units by the National Building Society (NBS) in Harare’s Dzivarasekwa this Thursday being a giant step towards the target.

Guest of Honour and the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Professor Paul Mavima noted the importance of decent accommodation as a key social welfare indicator.

 My ministry remains committed to collaborate in any efforts that will prioritise citizens access to affordable and quality housing settlements both in urban and rural areas to improve the standard of life of all Zimbabweans but deliver on time to avoid cost overruns, he said.

The Minister of Housing and Social Amenities, Honourable Daniel Garwe spoke on the use of new technologies in the delivery of housing.

This is one of the many projects that will deliver affordable and safe housing to the public and new technologies are being used to build as you heard it took two weeks to build some of the houses here, said Garwe.

NBS has since pledged to play a key role in the delivery of housing in line with government targets.

This comes a month after President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched the Human Settlement Policy that will attract the much-needed investment in the housing sector in light of government’s target of building 220 thousand housing units by 2025.