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Bulawayo housing waiting list hits 115 000

by Staff reporter
20 Oct 2016 at 10:59hrs | Views

THE BULAWAYO City Council's (BCC) housing waiting list now stands at 115 000 as demand for residential stands continues to go up.

According to local media, the waiting list had been pegged at 100 000 for some time but residents have been continuing to register as demand for decent accommodation rises.

The BCC deputy director of Housing and Community Services, Mr Dictor Khumalo, said urbanisation has led to increased demand for residential stands and housing in the city. "As we battle to provide housing, we want to indicate that the demand keeps increasing due to urbanisation to an extent that at the moment we have got 115 000 residents on the housing waiting list requiring accommodation," said Mr Khumalo.

Source - online