Housing nightmare addressed

fidelis_mhashuHARARE - A national housing convention to craft new policies aimed at providing accommodation to millions of Zimbabweans without shelter will be held at the end of October in conjunction with UN-Habitat. (Pictured: Fidelis Mhashu, the National Housing Minister)

A circular sent to the countrys municipalities by the National Housing and Social Amenities Ministry said the housing convention would be held under the theme: Towards an integrated approach to sustainable and affordable housing and social amenities in Zimbabwe.

“The objective is to create a housing policy that will expedite housing and social amenities delivery and permits other players to participate, with the government being a facilitator, reads the circular.

Fidelis Mhashu, the National Housing Minister told The Zimbabwean that the convention would draw more than 300 delegates from both public and private sectors.

Mhashu was quoted last week as saying the government had committed to providing housing for victims of an infamous clean-up exercise, Operation Murambatsvina, launched by President Robert Mugabe’s administration which left thousands homeless.

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