Harare City Council principal housing officer Mr. Edgar Dzehonye has revealed that the local government intends to issue 10 000 residential units by the end of the year. The project is under the Housing Department.
Speaking to the Herald, Dzehonye said:
For the first time, the Department of Housing has done a departmental strategic plan and my division has been tasked with the responsibility to provide plus or minus 10 000 residential units by December 31.
So we are working to make sure that we deliver those houses by the end of the year.
Mr. Dzehonye added that the arrangement does not involve engaging housing cooperatives. He said:
We have a new arrangement in which we are now saying instead of having housing cooperatives or self-managed housing schemes, as council we are now managing the pay schemes to ensure there is no misappropriation of funds.
He added that the beneficiaries will have to supply the materials needed to reduce costs while the Council will provide some of the services. The local government will, in some schemes, provide services of designs for water, sewer roads and stormwater.
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