Housing and Social Amenities Minister Daniel Garwe has said by the year 2023, the govt would have built 200 000 houses and civil servants and low-income earners are expected to benefit from the scheme, The Sunday Mail reports. Speaking to the publication, Daniel Garwe said:
What we now have is the National Housing Delivery Programme. We are hoping that all things being equal we should churn out 200 000 houses by 2023. We will continue to revise the figures, as we stand guided by the operating environment.
There are so many projects that are not only exciting but futuristic. We have created a relationship with the private sector, in line with what the President has advocated for, a private sector driven economy. We have started doing that and we now have the banking community working with us to ensure that housing delivery becomes a success.
Garwe was asked when the Mahombekombe project in Kariba is going to start and he said before the end of this month. He also said the government was conducting an urban renewal project in Victoria Falls and said:
In Victoria Falls, we have identified some old Government houses that are now dangerous for human habitation, so we are working on the model to either demolish them or refurbish them. In Hwange, there are about 7 000 houses that do not have water or electricity. This does not speak to Vision 2030 as pronounced by the President. The houses fall under Hwange Colliery Company, which approached us. We are developing a model with financial institutions who are interested in partnering with us to run that project.
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