Positive developments at Upper Rangmore
PURE Gold has been credited to for tackling head-on the burgeoning population in urban centres which is putting pressure on the existing infrastructure, resulting in demand for housing outstripped supply.
This comes as city-to city migration, especially to major cities such as Harare and Bulawayo, is driving the trend, as individuals hunt for employment and other opportunities that go with city populations.
Lead by businessman, Benjamin Joseph Murata, Pure Gold has made it possible for home seeker who had been stopped from constructing houses as Upper Rangemore in Bulawayo since 2012 to go ahead
The stand owners were last week given hope by surveyors on the ground and are promising to construction next month.
One of the developers, Mthandazo Khumalo of Pure Gold Housing Trust, said Bulawayo City Council ordered surveyors to restart so as to consider new road sizes approved that allow refuse collectors room to turn in small roads.
“The wait for developing of Upper Rangemore residential stands is over and any time we will be opening roads after the surveyors concluded their job and the general plan for the site is out,” said Khumalo.
Government is currently partnering with various stakeholders, including public sector entities, financial institutions, private individuals as well as housing cooperatives to clear the housing backlog
“Surveyors had to return to the ground after the first plan was concelled and this reduced sizes of some stands due to the new road sizes approved by the city fathers. Some of our clients had lost hope after they joined the Trust in 2010, but the meeting held by Minister of Local of Government July Moyo and all the stakeholders brought light and hope to everyone waiting for Upper Rangemore site,” he said
“As developers, we feel rejuvenated when the city fathers inspect and give us direction so as to avoid embarrassing our clients and this is what Pure Gold has been doing in all our residential stands we distributed to people in Masvingo, Gweru, Zvishavane, Harare, Mutare and other towns where we have land,” said Khumalo, showing the general plan of 693 stands.
He said some of the stands affected by the new roads sizes will be re allocated to another site to Upper Rangemore.
New pegs have been dotted at the site.