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.’’