MDC Alliance councillors for Mutare City have allocated themselves extra stands despite a provision in the Urban Councils’ Regulations which states that a councillor must be allocated just one stand for one term and if they are reelected they are not supposed to be allocated another stand, ZimMorning Post reports.
According to the publication, a meeting the Housing and Community Services Department last week resolved that Mutare City Councillors be given stands in the city’s plush Murambi suburb.
When asked for comment Mutare Mayor Blessing Tandi said;
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Yes, we offered our first time councillors stands as provided for by the the by-laws.I am not sure whether there was a second term councillor who got the land.
Our administration open, and I think the council spokesperson may be ideal person to approach with regards to the names, if any, on who got residential land.
I am really concerned about why people always seem to be chasing after councillors
United Mutare Residents Ratepayers’ Trust (UMRRT) programmes manager Edison Dube accused the Mutare City council of corruption and asked why ZACC isn’t probing the city fathers over the allegations that they are engaged in corruption:
The looting has to come to an end. If it’s true, then it means the town clerk has never shown any seriousness in the fight against corruption.
As residents, we wonder where the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission is in all this. We must start witnessing some arrests. We will surely start filing formal reports to the relevant authorities,
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