Wednesday, 18 January 2012 16:05
The team set up by government to deal with a conflict over stands in Harare's Hatcliffe suburb pitting a private developer and housing cooperatives has recommended that the co-operatives comply with the set regulations governing the acquisition of state land.
The long standing dispute between a private developer and housing cooperatives has finally been resolved with the co-operatives being expected to regularise their stay at the stands and pay the required money by the private developer.
Government, through the Ministry of Local Government Rural and Urban Development and ALPHA Developers and the co-operatives agreed to work together and the members of the housing co-operatives have been urged to pay the required subscriptions for the allocated stands.
Chairman of the Harare North Housing Cooperatives and representatives of Alpha Developers, Mr. Jonathan Gapare said the disturbances at the sites were affecting development adding that the recommendations will ensure order in housing development.
Housing co-operatives in Harare have made headlines for the wrong reasons with some leaders swindling home seekers of their money whilst some settle people in undesignated sites.
Government has since warned home seekers of the bogus co-operatives that are out to defraud them urging people to work with co-operatives registered with the Ministry of Small to Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives Development.