SUB STANDARD HOUSES CONSTRUCTED FOR DIAMOND RELOCATED FAMILIES

SUB STANDARD HOUSES CONSTRUCTED FOR DIAMOND RELOCATED FAMILIES
Communities relocated from Marange Chiadzwa to Arda Transau to pave way for formal diamond mining are not happy by the standard of houses constructed by mining companies. Most houses have developed crakes with some crakes getting more dangerous each passing rainy season. Most of these houses were built on water ways and others on mashy places.Construction of these houses was not closely supervised since some foundations did not match different soil textures in Arda Transau. Insufficient cement was used for some plasters are pilling off. Insufficient roofing nails were used during construction resulting in some roofs blown off during stormy weathers. Considering numerous defects these houses have developed in less than 10 years one wonders the said value of $50 000 per housing unit is realistic. It only shows that they were hurridly built with no supervision.

Prepared by Mufute Tawanda ATRDT Youth Chair

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