Zimbabwe Construction Costs Balloon

[Financial Gazette]CURRENTLY, the construction industry is lagging behind its regional peers as the cost of building materials remains prohibitive unlike most sectors that have revised downwards their prices after the economy was dollarised in line with the rest of the region, writes Paul NyakazeyaIN Zimbabwe, it now costs more to build a residential property in the medium and low density areas than to buy a complete house more so if one does not have the land readily available to build on.