President instructs Chitungwiza to be modelled into modern city

via President instructs Chitungwiza to be modelled into modern city 17 November 2013 Sunday Mail Reporter

President Mugabe has instructed the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to convert Chitungwiza Town into a proper city and the ministry has already engaged a Chinese company that has been assigned the task of coming up with plans of turning the dormitory town into a modern metropolis.


The Chinese company, Hennon Guogi, described as one of the leading real estate development companies in the Asian country, has over the past seven months been carrying out studies on how best the President’s wish can come to fruition.


Speaking in an interview with The Sunday Mail, the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Ignatius Chombo, said the Government entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese early last year for the company to come up with proper plans on how best to turn Chitungwiza into a modern city.


“Chitungwiza was just as dormitory town built by the colonial regime as residence for the poor just like Soweto in South Africa. So it is the wish of the President that we study carefully how best we can convert Chitungwiza slowly into a normal city by building skyscrapers, two- or three-storey buildings, re-doing the houses, re-doing the streets so that the people of Chitungwiza can say we have a town not a dormitory town.


“As I speak to you, we have a Chinese firm, Hennon Guogi from Hennon province in China. I think this is one of the largest real estate development companies in China.


“We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with them early last year when they had approached our embassy. So we gave them that assignment to carry out the study and for the last seven months, they have been working from our office here, studying how best this could be done.


“As soon as they are done, we will let the public know how Chitungwiza is going to be built.

“This company has also come up with funding mechanisms, new technology so that the construction of this new Chitungwiza could be cheaper but still give the city its ambiance and modern outlook. This is what we wish to see in Chitungwiza,” said Cde Chombo.


He said due to the plans to turn Chitungwiza into a modern city, those perpetuating illegal structures in the town were actually defeating this noble move.


“So by perpetuating illegal structures in Chitungwiza, we are actually defeating the whole purpose of what we are planning to do.


“I know some politicians might have felt that let’s let the chaos prevail, we let shanties grow in Chitungwiza but this is against Zanu-PF principles of providing decent accommodation to people in our country. If we allow shanties to develop, we are going contrary to our election manifesto,” said the minister.


He allayed fears regarding the planned clean-up exercise, saying: “There is absolutely nothing to fear. As of now, our committee is working in Seke and Chitungwiza only because these are the areas that we have seen the sprouting of many illegal structures.


“These are the areas we have discovered that there are many illegal land sales involving the DAs, involving other senior officials in those areas. The developments there are haphazard, chaotic, not systematic but more so very dangerous in terms of health provisions.


“As a ministry, we really are concerned about people’s welfare. So we had to come up with a team to study how the situation is on the ground.


“When we are done, we will then study the recommendations and see how best we can help the people who were duped by these unscrupulous elements in our society. These elements fraudulently obtained money through selling land that does not belong to them and as a Government we are  to protect the poor from such people.”



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    Wow. The dementia senility progressing fast. Madness is also a symptom of syphillis

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    bweheheheehhehhehehe…what the hell is wrong with this defunct bananaland republic?

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    Peter tosh 8 years ago

    Combo, where are our law enforcement agents to deal with those who sold land to the poor? Are your prisons only created for the poor? Answer me chombo!

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    Chatunga 8 years ago

    Start by jailing director of housing and director of planning since they are responsible for allocating pple under electricity lines,on sewer pipes and wetlands.Your new town will be better modelled in Nyatsime in Chitown

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    Why is it that any solution to any problem in this banana republic involves China? Either China extends a loan or a Chinese company is hired to do the work… or a Chinese loan pays for a Chinese company to fix whatever problem there is. Why cannot Zimbos fix their own country? Oh that’s right! They’ve lost the ability to work hard, or to create anything! All they can do is destroy, or sink quietly into indentured servitude in a puddle of Chinese sh*t – thanks to Mugabe and ZANU-PF!

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    Nyoni 8 years ago

    We will soon be called “Chinoids” instead of Zimbos.

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      Boss MyAss 8 years ago

      For the time being, they call us either Mugaboids or CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD.

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    Lynne Warner 8 years ago

    How the Chinese must love Africa. A continent begging for stealthy colonisation and ever ready for “gifts” from people who require nothing but soil, a couple of mines here and there and some land to help ease the pressure of their own over-populated country. These gifts are also helping the Chinese stock pile minerals/metals/ diamonds/goods and food in China so when the food and materials shortage has the world in stranglehold, they will be the only power for all to bargain with. Zimbabwe is in so deep it is just possible to see the boots of Zanu PF, Mugabe and co, sticking out of it’s arse….

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    Nyoni 8 years ago

    Some very pleasant commentaries from the forum has shown our complete disdain of a very unpopular Zanu and co. Go and hang yourselves on the Mukuvisi Bridge you idiots.

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    So our engineers can’t do such a simple task. Always the chinese!!! What’s the point of building a city when the government can’t even pay civil servants, provide water, electricity, etc. Set your priorities. Zvemacity tozozviita tapedza nhamo dzakatimomotera. Chombo ari kungoda pekubira mari.