Kwekwe City Council has allocated residential stands to over 200 residents in the high density in Mbizo 2 Extension, as the local authority moves to reduce the housing waiting list backlog.
More than 26 000 people are currently on the council`s housing waiting list.
According to the local authority, it had issued a certificate of compliance to the Mbizo 2 Extension housing project and some residents had started constructing their homes.
“We have just given a certificate of compliance to a project we call Mbizo 2 Extension, where we are servicing stands, high-density residential stands, and as a result of that certificate people have commenced building their homes there,” said Engineer John Mhike, the city`s Director of Works.
He said 229 stands had been availed to residents for occupation under the latest development. Eng. Mhike added that the city council was committed to reducing the housing backlog so that more residents had their own houses.
Last year Kwekwe City Council revealed plans to avail 700 high-density residential stands in Mbizo Section 15 Extension and Section 23 Extension.
However, the local authority at the same time revealed that it had run out of land for urban expansion. It said it had approached the central government with a request to be given more land on neighbouring farms.