In its quest to gain town status, the Muzarabani Rural District Council has partnered with the Datco group in a massive housing project comprising the development of 150 hectares in Centenary, 50 hectares in St Albert's and 50 hectares at Muzarabani centre.
Muzarabani is a district situated along the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border in Mashonaland Central province. It is relatively flat.
There is a huge housing backlog in the area. This development is coming in handy as it is set to alleviate the housing problem.
The Datco partnership comes at a time the local authority is facing a financial crisis hence its failure to provide adequate housing for the local populace which includes civil servants, the business community, farmers and other institutions.
Datco group is going to construct two and three bedroom houses. This will foster development in the area and in turn increase revenue for the council which would boost its quest to gain town status like other towns in Mashonaland Central like Mvurwi and Bindura.
Muzarabani will be the third town in the vast commercial farming province.
The partnership will enhance development and understanding between Muzarabani Rural District Council and the Datco group.
Chairman of the Datco group, Brighton Manengureni, said surveying of the area had started. They are expecting to complete the project in three years.
The project is going to gobble US$8 million, said Manengureni.
Datco is also involved in the development of Matau gardens in Tynwald South, the Pungwe Housing Co-operative scheme in Waterfalls and Cherry Groove in the Mashonaland West town of Kadoma.
Datco aims to spread its tentacles to all provincial corners countrywide in its quest to provide decent accommodation to deserving Zimbabweans.