Buhera South legislator Joseph Chinotimba yesterday offered free Commissioner of Oath services to Harare residents whom he said are not supposed to pay for the services.
In an interview with The Herald yesterday, Chinotimba said although commissioners of oath were commissioned by Government to offer free services, they continued to illegally demand payment. Said Chinotimba:
We noticed that people were suffering as they were being cheated by commissioners of oaths, yet these commissioners were commissioned by Government to offer free services, but they are illegally receiving payments for these services. It is their duty to offer free services to people, but most of them have turned their duties into business, some even opening offices in town. As a Member of Parliament, I have been chosen to represent the people, which is what I am doing today, and as Ambassadors of Happiness, it is our duty to serve people’s interests. We realised that people were suffering as they are paying unreasonable amounts for commission of oaths services, and people should not suffer in a country where there is a Government.