Help civil servants secure their land
EDITOR — We implore the higher leadership in government to intervene and assist thousands of civil servants secure land in Bulawayo under Mahlaba Housing.
Two years ago the Public Service offices in many districts introduced Mahlaba and many civil servants especially teachers joined the housing cooperative and started monthly contributions instantly.
Land was said to be in an area north of the greater Bulawayo. The land that members hoped to get later turned to be someone’s land spilling the ownership wrangle into court. Members were left stranded.
Ever since there have been numerous promises of engineering work resuming soon on another area secured later. Some members are afraid they may retire without getting the land they are contributing towards every month.
In glaring frustration many members have quit the scheme citing lack of transparency. Efforts must be made towards securing the promised land so that the scheme is not mistaken for a bogus facility out to fleece desperate civil servants. Masukume Nelson Inyathi centre Bubi