The Kadoma town council says it has cleared its housing backlog and has set its sights on the sale of serviced stands in order to boost the local authority’s  coffers.

At a time some local authorities such as Harare are contending with unregularised settlements, the City of Kadoma says it has embarked on housing development as a means to increase its revenue base.

To date, the Victory Park housing project, where 8 000 people will be settled, has seen the Kadoma City Council opening up gravel roads while the sewer and water networks are being laid out.

The developments are being carried out under the pre-sell model, which allows for beneficiaries to provide necessary funds for servicing of stands.

The outlook of the town too is set to change following availing of funds by the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (ZINARA) which will see Kadoma’s central business district’s Cameroon Square being revamped within the next 60 days.