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  • PPC Report on Progress made on the Operation Garikai / Hlalani Kuhle Programme [S.C 21, 2006]
    Second report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government
    First Session Sixth Parliament, Parliament of Zimbabwe
    June 2006

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    1. Introduction
    1.1. Following the launch of the national construction programme code named Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle, the Portfolio Committee on Local Government resolved to open an inquiry into the programme. The inquiry was undertaken as part of your Committee’s oversight function over one of the Ministries that it shadows, namely, the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development.

    2. Objectives
    The main objectives of the Committee’s inquiry as contained in its work plan were as follows:

    • To assess progress on the construction of houses and vendor marts under Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle.
    • To get an insight into any challenges faced by the Ministry in its housing delivery programme.
    • To find out how many people had benefited from housing delivery under Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle.
    • To gather the views of the beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of the programme.

    3. Methodology
    3.1. Your Committee paid fact-finding visits to Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle projects in four provinces, namely Harare, Mashonaland West, Midlands and Bulawayo. In this regard, the Committee visited Hatcliffe Extension, Whitecliffe and Hopley Farm in Harare, Kadoma in Mashonaland West, Gweru in the Midlands and Cowdry Park in Bulawayo. Your Committee also received oral and written evidence from the Secretary for Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development. A non-governmental organization, Housing People of Zimbabwe (HPZ) submitted information regarding the plight of people affected by Operation Murambatsvina.

    Your Committee is grateful to the Ministry Officials, Chairpersons and officials of the four chapters of Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle, HPZ, Council Officials and beneficiaries for their co-operation and for the information submitted either orally or in written form.

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