Some notorious developer or developers have developed and allocated stands on land that is reserved for a rail line in Chitungwiza, The Herald reports.
According to the publication, a new housing scheme is taking shape on the land that is situated near Chikwanha Shopping Centre which was reserved for a rail line to link Harare and Chitungwiza.
Chitungwiza town council is believed to be aware of the development and has not stopped the project which according to the publication raises corruption concerns.
Chitungwiza Progressive Residents’ Association secretary-general Mr Gift Kurupati spoke to the publication about the developments and said the matter was reported to the Local Government Minister but no action was taken:
Last time we heard Minister July Moyo directing all land allocations to cease, but this has not happened. This is not the first time that the land has been subdivided, I think as residents we must take a strong stance to end these corrupt syndicates. I urge all the residents to safeguard their communities from these vultures.
Chitungwza Residents Trust Director urged ZACC to investigate and said:
Our town is not progressing because we have corrupt officials and individuals. We are pleading with Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to look into this issue,
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