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Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Fri­day, Novem­ber 29, 1991 — The Bu­l­awayo United Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion has re­solved that all res­i­dents should pay $5 a month to the Matabeleland Zam­bezi Wa­ter Pro­ject Fund, the BURA chair­man said yes­ter­day.

Cde Ed­ward Simela said the res­o­lu­tion was made at a meet­ing held on Novem­ber 10, which was at­tended by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tions.

He said that the as­so­ci­a­tion was work­ing on a “wa­ter tight’’ method of col­lect­ing the money from the res­i­dents.

He said that it was not only Lu­veve res­i­dents who had pledged to donate $5 a month as re­ported in the Press on Mon­day but all Bu­l­awayo res­i­dents.

“The meet­ing we held in Lu­veve on Sun­day was to re­port back on what had been de­cided at the meet­ing held at a city ho­tel on Novem­ber 10. Var­i­ous res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tions in­di­cated that res­i­dents were will­ing to donate this amount,’’ said Cde Simela.

Cde Simela said BURA had al­ready sought clear­ance from the Min­istry of Lo­cal Govern­ment, Ru­ral and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment to col­lect the money from the res­i­dents.

Com­ment­ing on the rec­om­men­da­tions by the Bu­l­awayo City coun­cil that res­i­dents be levied and the money for­warded to the MZWP, Cde Simela said: “We would like to think of it as a do­na­tion and not a levy.’’

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