Cabinet has pegged residential stands being offered to civil servants at $4 per square metre. Beneficiaries of the stands will pay an additional $1 as administration fee. All payments will be made through the Salary Services Bureau.
A square metre of land in the high-density suburbs of Harare costs $4, while the same costs between $20 and $25 in low-density areas. The prices however, will differ in smaller urban centres like Kadoma, with a square metre of land in high-density areas costing $2, while one will have to part with at least $5 for the same size of land in low-density areas.
The civil servants representative council, Apex Council chairperson Mrs Cecilia Alexander said they had submitted 112 952 names to Government. She said Harare had 23 483 potential beneficiaries, Manicaland 14 275, followed by Midlands (12 887), Mashonaland East (10 125), Bulawayo (9 352), Mashonaland West (9 098), Masvingo (5 938) and Mashonaland Central (9 061).