Gimboki residents have received a new life line after a potential investor has pledged to construct 1 500 housing units to ease the plight of home seekers who were duped their hard earned cash by three different housing co-operatives.

In an interview after meeting some of the Gimboki residents, Dangamvura-Chikanga legislator Cde Esau Mupfumi said the residents have suffered for many years at the hands of corrupt housing co-operatives but hinted that 2017 is promising to be better as some of the housing beneficiaries will finally get the test of being landlords.

However, the process to construct the first 1500 housing units has been derailed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDCORP), which is yet to put water, sewer and road network.

Delays by UDCORP has angered the beneficiaries and they have lost patience alleging that development was moving at a snail pace with little feedback to the home owners.

The government, through the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, engaged UDCORP as the official land developer in the country in order to rescue the people from some heartless land barons who had been duping unsuspecting people who are desperate to own houses.

The bogus land barons have been operating without any supervision for the past decade.