3 000 teach­ers get stands

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Pa­tience Mut­siwi Mid­lands Re­porter

THREE thou­sand teach­ers in the Mid­lands prov­ince will soon get res­i­den­tial stands through a part­ner­ship be­tween the Zim­babwe Hous­ing Project Trust (ZHPT) and the Zim­babwe Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (ZIMTA).

Last Fri­day, 400 teach­ers got their stands in Gweru’s For­tune Mead­ow­lands Park sub­urb, a medium den­sity area.

Speak­ing at the ground break­ing cer­e­mony, ZHPT Mid­lands branch man­ager, Mr Jameson Museke, said the project, which was ini­ti­ated by ZIMTA, was meant to ease ac­com­mo­da­tion prob­lems for teach­ers.

Mr Museke said the ini­tia­tive was also meant to com­ple­ment Gov­ern­ment ef­forts in up­lift­ing the liveli­hoods of teach­ers.

“I’m glad to an­nounce to you to­day that the per­mits for the 3 000 stands are in my hands now, we are done with sur­veys and we are wait­ing for the ap­proval of the de­signs to start road con­struc­tion, wa­ter and sewer retic­u­la­tion” said Mr Museke.

ZIMTA Mid­lands Pro­vin­cial chair­per­son Mrs Win­nie Ka­banda said they de­cided to col­lab­o­rate with ZHPT in 2013.

“We no­ticed that teach­ers were be­ing swin­dled by some or­gan­i­sa­tions that were act­ing as if they want to help them to get stands,” said Mrs Ka­banda.

“Through Salary Ser­vice Bureau, mem­bers are still pay­ing $65 each per month for those stands and to­day ZHPT has al­lo­cated the stands to 406 teach­ers, they will start build­ing once they are done with road con­struc­tion, wa­ter and sewer retic­u­la­tion”. — @patiemt­siwi

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