Govt to modernise old townships
“At the moment the old townships have serious dilapidated infrastructure and are overcrowded increasing their residents’ risks of contracting diseases.”
Minister Moyo said Government has engaged property developers who are committed to improving living conditions for the people.
“There are proposals from developers who are saying we are willing to go into Makokoba Township for instance. They have given us the concepts in broad terms.
“We agreed and they have gone to talk to the people who live in those townships to say if we do this and regenerate it, spruce it up so that it can become a modern area, is that acceptable to residents? This is the concept that is part of our command housing,” he said.
Minister Moyo said his Ministry was also considering constructing flats in Central Business Districts to accommodate particularly the youths.
He said as new suburbs are expanding beyond the existing urban centres, Government is considering establishing satellite towns to ease pressure in existing central business districts.
“Around Bulawayo for example, we have areas that fall under Umguza Rural District Council instead of Bulawayo. We want to build small town centres for such areas,” said Minister Moyo. — @ nqotshili
swiped for $370 at OK Mart.
“The bank quickly blocked the card but I think it was too late because in the evening we got another text message showing $200 more had been swiped. I think the message delayed coming on the phone because of network problems,” Ms Tshuma said.
Ms Tshuma and her husband Mr Willard Mpala proceeded to the police to make a report.
At OK Mart, footage from the CCTV showed that the three men bought cartons of cigarettes worth $370.
Ms Tshuma said she is now afraid to leave her home because she is traumatised.
Police spokesperson for Matabeleland North province Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese said: “We received a report about the issue and investigations are underway.” — @ncubeleon