Staff Reporter

Marondera residents and business want to petition government to reverse council’s resolution to sell 300ha of land to private developers for residential purposes.

The deal follows another pending one in which council gave 150ha to Mega Market in exchange equipment and vehicles for personnel.

Council has since flighted adverts to the effect that they are looking for a land developer.

Marondera Urban Bussiness Association (MUBA) vice chairperson Carlos Pindirire said they are against the council deal.

“We are going to petition government and other stakeholders so that this deal won’t sail through.

“Various stakeholders have also demanded audience with council management on May 15 so that we air our views.

“Council still has a pending 150ha land deal on Hunyani and already they are on to something.

“This cannot be tolerated,” he said.

Dubious Deal

Council only received at least 40 percent of the equipment from it’s deal with Mega Market.

The deal is already three years old and nothing else has been delivered to council.

Marondera Residents Open Forum (MAROF) director Tapiwa Chengeta said council needs to be transparent on its land dealings.

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