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MPs Restless As Term Nears End Without Getting Promised Stands

Members of Parliament (MPs) are reportedly restless as their terms of office are coming to an end with the government yet to allocate stands promised to them.

Local Government minister July Moyo last week told Senate during the question-and-answer session that government could not allocate politicians housing stands in the bush as the identified land had not yet been serviced. He said:

We have government laws which say that we cannot just allocate people stands in bushes without any developments like sewers, roads or any servicing. We agreed that as Parliament, together with the Minister of Finance, money should be allocated for infrastructural development.

We need to look for land, and we agreed to carry out an exercise to ascertain whether there is land. We had another exercise with the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Lands to determine whether there is land in different towns in Zimbabwe so that we fulfil these promises.

He added that the land is available but the challenge is infrastructural development and servicing of such land so that when the MPs are allocated a stand, they can get title deeds as required by the law.

More: NewsDay Zimbabwe (Nqobani Ndlovu)

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