Gvt orders stop to Save Valley occupation | The Herald

via Latest: Gvt orders stop to Save Valley occupation | The Herald December 17, 2013 by Peter Matambanadzo

Government has ordered a stop to the illegal occupation of Save Valley Conservancy in Chiredzi by landless indigenous people as it was not in the national interest.

Lands and Rural Resettlement Minister Cde Douglas Mombeshora issued the directive during a meeting held at Hakamela Camp recently to resolve the long standing dispute at the conservancy.

The meeting was attended by traditional leaders, Members of Parliament, farmers, war veterans, Parks and Wildlife Management Authority officials and communities around Save Valley Conservancy.

“People should stop this continued illegal occupation of the conservancy. Government will find a suitable area to allocate you. If you continue to illegally occupy land we will have problems,” said Cde Mombeshora.

Environment, Water and Climate Minister Cde Saviour Kasukuwere said Government was concerned with the dispute and wanted a lasting solution.

He said Government was working on a model to ensure that the Save Valley Conservancy becomes a sustainable conservation area that creates jobs and benefit the community.

There is a protracted dispute between private conservancies, the community and new farmers allocated land under the land reform programme in 2000 over the conservancy.

Government assigned a ministerial taskforce chaired by Cde Kasukuwere to tour the conservancy on a fact-finding mission to enable Cabinet to make an informed decision on the way forward.

Other members of the taskforce who toured the Save Valley Conservancy were Local Government Public Works and National Housing Minister Cde Ignatius Chombo, Home Affairs Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi and Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Cde Walter Mzembi.

Traditional chiefs from Bikita, Zaka, Chiredzi and Chipinge represented their communities at the meeting and urged Government to urgently address the issue of multiple ownership.



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    They have unleashed a plague of locusts they are powerless to stop

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    abbie makiwa 8 years ago

    The problem is that the government sends people who have interests in the conservancy and there is nothing they can solve there instead they will exploit the illiterate and bring their reasoning which might confuse them.What can one expect to get from Saviour Kasukuwere,Chombo,and Kembo Mohadi.How can the government send the most corrupt delegation to confuse the electorate.All these people sent have dictatorial tendencies and there is no way they can resolve this.Hamenowo hake Mombeshora kuda uchazvikwanisa sezvo achiri kutemwa dzinobuda ropa bva akangopiwa zvinonaka uchakanganwa.