June 29, 2020
The Zimbabwe Government has planned to build 200,000 affordable houses in partnership with the private sector which is started in Norton with the development of 2,200 stands on KockMallock estate. Roads are now being tarred and sewer pipes laid, while the foundations of the first batch of three-bedroomed houses are under construction. Government plans to construct all the 200,000 planned houses and flats by 2023, with land for development being identified across Zimbabwe.
Jan. 29, 2020
Ahead of the 2018 general election, Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party made a pledge to build 1.5 million homes in the five-year period leading up to 2023. As part of ZimFact’s Promise Checker series, we checked on progress on this promise. The government admits it is missing this target, and is revising its plans. The 1.5 million five-year housing plan would have demanded that the country would build an average of 300,000 houses per year. This target has now been revised downwards.