Feb. 26, 2021
Government has began production of a “Wetlands Master Plan” which will guide land use management system in most urban areas
Feb. 17, 2021Cabinet approved the Zimbabwe Construction Council Bill (2019), which paves the way for the establishment of the Zimbabwe Construction Industry Council (ZCIC), a body that is expected to keep in check unscrupulous building contractors preying on unsuspecting members of the public. The ZCIC is expected to ensure the compulsory registration of all construction companies in the country.
Feb. 3, 2020
The 15,000 legitimate stand owners in Nyatsime, Chitungwiza, should have title confirmed, while illegal occupants settled by land barons should be evicted, the Commission of Inquiry into the sale of State land has said. Sixteen politicians and cooperative executives identified as land barons, the commission said, should be prosecuted.
Dec. 19, 2019
President Mnangagwa yesterday commissioned the Sakubva Urban Renewal Project, an initiative to modernise the old and run-down suburb and turn Mutare into a Smart City in line with Government’s Vision 2030.
The project is being bankrolled by BancABC and the first phase will see an injection of US$8 million by the bank.
It is a tripartite arrangement spearheaded by Plan Infrastructure Development (PID), with Mutare City Council making 225 hectares available.
Sept. 3, 2019
Government has roped in Harare City Council on the Mbare Renewal Project which will see the construction of new infrastructure in the capital’s oldest township, town clerk Engineer Hosiah Chisango has said. The initiative was spearheaded by Government, through the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, which is working on new city designs and urban regeneration projects based on the concept of the modern and self-contained smart city.
May 7, 2019
President Mnangagwa toured Matapi Flats in Mbare, Harare, to inspect renovations being undertaken by the Government as his administration fulfils its promise to refurbish the dilapidated hostels. The Head of State and Government visited the area last year, a few days before the July 30 elections after an inferno left 65 families homeless and promised to provide decent homes for the people of Mbare.