Empowerment group, Destiny of Africa Network says it has set its sights on availing over 12 000 housing units in Manicaland Province by 2020.
Briefing the Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, Cde Monica Mutsvangwa on their projects in Mutare, Destiny of Africa Network founder, Reverend Obadiah Musindo
Said they are committed to guaranteeing low income earners access to decent accommodation.
He said nationally, 100 000 housing units are been earmarked for completion by 2020.
“As an organisation, we are geared to making sure that we support the government’s efforts to avail housing especially to low income earners. We want every Zimbabwean to access shelter and that is why we are here,” he said.
Cde Mutsvangwa says the goal of providing housing as laid out by the government is one that private players must also embrace in line with the calls by President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the country is open for business which is also an invitation to local investors.
“As the government, we cannot do it alone when it comes to provision of housing. Partners such as Destiny of Africa Network make our vision a reality as we are now looking at both internal as well as external resource mobilisation,” she said.
Zanu PF Manicaland Provincial Chairperson, Cde Mike Madiro applauded efforts being made by Destiny of Africa Network, highlighting that such strides will see Zimbabwe developing at a rapid pace.
“Programmes such as command housing are being made possible through efforts of various players in support of Cde Mnangagwa. We can accelerate our development as a country through such programmes and when we work together for development goals,” said Cde Madiro.
The organisation also took time to donate groceries to the less fortunate members of the Mutare community.