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Harare Residents Seek Representatives To Detail Use of Development Funds

  • Tatenda Gumbo

Coordinator Precious Shumba of the Harare Residents Trust says residents want their representative to properly deal with the underdevelopment within their communities, involving them in the process.

Harare residents have taken their representatives to task over the allocation of constitiency development funds. Under the Harare Residents Trust, officials approached members of parliament representing Harare area to detail use of their CDF's.

Officials say they have only heard from, Engineer Elias Mudzuri, MP for Warren Park, who detailed using funds on building of people's market stalls costing US$15,456; six Boreholes which included bush pump drilling and installation costing US$25, 750; and all public toilets repairs in Ward 15 summed around $5,000.

Other projects included the purchase of a generator and freezer at Warren Park Polyclinic. Bringing his total expenditure on the project nearly $51,000.

Other MP's are yet to respond to the residents.

Residents say they are unhappy with the lack of transparency of funds, and the lack of community involvement. Among their grievances are issues of basic commodities including power and water.

Coordinator Precious Shumba of the Harare Residents Trust says residents want their representative to properly deal with the underdevelopment within their communities, involving them in the process.

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