Byo council partners private land developers
Bulawayo (New Ziana) – The Bulawayo city council will partner private land developers to provide decent and affordable housing to residents, a top municipal official has said.
Presenting the city’s 2023 budget, Tawanda Ruzive, chairman of the finance committee, said other social infrastructure such as schools, clinics and roads will also be prioritised.
The council has earmarked over US$100 million for the provision of housing and other social infrastructure next year, part of which will be in partnership with private investors.
“Your Worship, council had set targets for providing housing through availing serviced stands. A target of 3,000 stands was set and Council awarded 3,153 stands to contractors to service,” Ruzive said.
He said private land developers were key in the city’s housing delivery, and the municipality would continue to engage them for such projects.
Last year, private developers completed several housing projects in the city, helping ease accommodation problems.
“Through the agreement (with private developers) we have allocated 670 medium density stands in Mahatshula, 460 high density Stands in Emganwini, 118 high density stands Emganwini and 453 Luveve high density stands,” Rusive said.