The Sunday News
Walter Mswazie recently in Gutu
MUPANDAWANA Town Board in Gutu has applied for 600 hectares of land to develop about 3 000 housing units, as part of the new town’s expansion project.
The town board which was established in 2015 after the granting of town status by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing has identified land at the nearby Chimufuli Farm.
Mupandawana Town board administrator Mr Joseph Ndahwi said the board was working with a consultant to come up with a master plan for the project.
“We have applied to Department of Physical Planning under the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works, Public Works and National Housing for 600 hectares at Chimufuli Farm in Gutu.
‘Our plan is to develop about 3 000 housing units as part of the town’s expansion project,” he said.
Mr Ndahwi said the board has lined up a number of developmental projects which include rehabilitation of road network and infrastructure in the town’s industrial site.
“Once we are given the land at Chimufuli Farm near Mupandawana Growth Point, we will develop more stands for both housing and industry.
“Our aim is to attract investors, who can put their money in Gutu, come up with industries within our town thereby creating employment for our youths.”
Gutu senator-elect Cde Lovemore Matuke said the town is poised for massive growth following President Mnangagwa’s election victory on 30 July and his subsequent inauguration.
“Gutu is growing so fast and very soon a number of unemployed youths will be employed. More local business people have expressed interest to invest at Mupandawana.
“Following President Mnangagwa’s victory and inauguration, we would even see more developments in this town,” said Cde Matuke.
The board has 3 052 houses under its jurisdiction and once it secures more land, the housing units will rise to more than 9 000.