THE Beitbridge Town Council has allocated 141 residential stands along the Bulawayo highway in a move set to ease the prevailing accommodation crisis in the border town.
Town secretary Mbongeleni Muleya said council planned to allow residents to move to the area even before servicing of the stands.
“We will soon allocate at least 141 residential stands strictly to people who were on the waiting list,” he said.
Muleya said the whole idea is to completely address the accommodation problems and reduce the housing backlog in Beitbridge.
About $4 000 is needed per beneficiary to service the 800 square-metre stands.
Asked about what council was doing concerning an outcry over poor sanitation raised by Garikai residents, Muleya said that section was a government project.
He said people residing there had to service the place for themselves.