Kwekwe and Mutare town councils have proposed to rename some of their streets after Zimbabwe’s former Prime Minister, the late Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.
The local government authorities say that the renaming of roads after Tsvangirai will be in recognition of his contribution to democracy in the country.
Speaking to the Southern Eye, Kwekwe Deputy Mayor, Mr Shadreck Tobaiwa said that the proposal to name some streets after Tsvangirai will be on the next council’s meeting agenda where a resolution is expected to be made. He said:
We expect a resolution to regularise the naming of one of our streets after Morgan Richard Tsvangirai to be made at our next full council meeting expected at the end of this month. The proposal or motion to that regard was made at our last council meeting and it was unanimously adopted by the councillors. No councillor opposed the proposal.
Mutare town council is also reportedly mulling the same. The development comes three weeks after Kwekwe renamed Robert Mugabe Way to Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa Street.
Analysts have however argued that there should be no contest or competition between the central government and local authorities over such a matter but they should be pushing to modernise the same roads they are scrambling for.
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