Matobo Rural District Council has been accused of delaying the approval of a site for the construction of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo School of Tourism and Hospitality in the area.
The accusations are being made by Lalangwe Mbambangwe Memorial Trust, a non-governmental organisation founded by a former ZPRA cadre, Linganiso Mdabuko Nyathi, in honour of the late former Vice President Joshua Nkomo.
Nyathi told News Day that the Trust engaged the Council back in 2011 but nothing has happened to date. He said:
Despite Matobo RDC’s retrogressive attitude of not pegging our site, we are focused. Their action is viewed as deprivation of development to the community.
Since 2011, the local authority has been dragging its feet in approving the site for us.
Meanwhile, Matobo RDC chief executive officer Elvis Sibanda said that he could not remember the project and would have will have to reconsult his records and respond to the matter on Monday when he comes back to office.
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