Minister Warns Land Developers Over Destruction Of Wetlands

Minister for Local Government July Moyo has warned land developers illegally allocating land in residential areas in the Midlands province that the long arm of the law will catch up with them.

Minister Moyo bemoaned the parcelling out of land to home seekers on wetlands and near rivers in towns such as Gweru, Gokwe and Shurugwi. He said:

There are some people who are just building houses on undesignated places without the knowledge of council and this is rampant in urban areas.

For instance, here in Gweru near MSU, there is a housing scheme which allocated people land close to the river and other wetlands. We can’t allow that.

In the Midlands province, this has been happening in Shurugwi, Gokwe, Zvishavane and many other towns. Those who did that will be dealt with. That is why there is a commission.

Minister Moyo was addressing stakeholders at a devolution meeting in Gweru on Friday last week.

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July Moyo is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party and the current Minister of Local Government. Public Works and National Housing. Moyo is the deputy secretary of Administration and former Midlands Governor. He has been... Read More About July Moyo

Midlands Province is one of the ten provinces in Zimbabwe. It has an area of 49,166 square kilometres (18,983 sq mi) and a population of 1,614,941 according to the 2012 census.It is home to various peoples. The province also has a blend of Shona, Ndebele,... Read More About Midlands Province

Shurugwi formerly Selukwe is a Town located in Midlands Province in Zimbabwe. It is 350km away from Harare and 37km SE of Gweru. Shurugwi was established in 1899 on Selukwe goldfield, which itself was discovered in the early 1890s not long after the annexation of... Read More About Shurugwi

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