Help civil ser­vants se­cure their land

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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

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