Chiredzi Town Council has availed over 1 000 medium-density housing stands to home-seekers in the town.
The housing stands are hower, a drop in the ocean as almost 20 000 people are on the housing waiting list.
In an interview with The Herald recently, Chredzi town council chair, Councillor Gibson Hwende said:
We have started calling residents who were successful when the council conducted interviews ahead of the allocation of over 1 000 medium stands.
The number of residents in search of residential stands continues to balloon, hence the decision to speed up the process and reduce the backlog.
Since we have completed the tendering process and identified a company that will develop roads, drainage lines, sewer and water reticulation systems, it is our hope that the construction of houses will start in the not too distant future.
Initially, we had pegged the price of our serviced stands at $16 per square metre, but now we have adjusted to $25 since our project developers have also adjusted their charges.