Zimbabwe is currently witnessing its biggest housing construction boom in history, according to Eddie Cross, an economist and former legislator.
Speaking recently, Cross stated that the country has already constructed 1.2 million houses with title deeds, and many more are currently under construction in almost every city and town in Zimbabwe.
He highlighted that this construction boom has resulted in the sale of 4 million tonnes of cement annually.
In March President Emerson Mnangagwa acknowledged the construction boom, attributing it to Zimbabweans’ savings and investment in building houses. He commended the country’s major construction drive, which is evident in the growth of residential and non-residential infrastructure in both rural and urban areas.