Cabinet approves 10k housing units plans

by | Jun 30, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Cabinet has approved at least 10 000 housing units and a building technology plant that are set to be constructed under a partnership between the Zimbabwean Government and Shelter Afrique, a pan African finance institution that exclusively supports the development of housing and real estate.

The approval of the plan also coincided with the election of the country to be Vice Chair of the Shelter Afrique Bureau, is set to host a symposium soon.

Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said this yesterday during the 21st post-Cabinet briefing.
She said National Housing and Social Amenities Minister Daniel Garwe had reported that the 40th annual general meeting and Symposium of Shelter Afrique was held from 20 to 25 June 2021 in Yaounde, Cameroon where Zimbabwe was elected as the 1st vice chairperson of the Shelter Afrique Bureau and will host the 41st AGM and Symposium.

“Cabinet approved Shelter Afrique’s pledged to invest in Zimbabwe through funding mixed housing construction ranging from 3 000 to 10 000 units; establishing a building technology plant with a proposed shareholding of 51/49 for Shelter Afrique and Government of Zimbabwe respectively and establishing a regional office for the SADC region in Harare. Government will provide the requisite land,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

Meanwhile, cabinet was also briefed on Zimbabwe’s participation on the Dubai Expo 2020 where Zimbabwe pavilion will be the country’s main showcase.

“The pavilion is structured in four main Zones: Our Heritage, Our Land of Abundant Opportunities, Our Human Capital base and Our Future,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.