Chiefs Demand Free Stands
5 Hwange Chiefs have approached Hwange Native Board (HLB) interesting for exemption from paying for housing stands allotted to them.
Hwange District has 5 Chiefs: Whange, Shana, Dingane-Nelukoba, Nekatambe and Mvuthu.
The native authority has a decision to allocate the 5 conventional leaders housing stand every in a residential space of their selection.
The matter has nevertheless divided the council.
In accordance with the newest council minutes, the native authority lastly resolved that the council will apply to the Ministry of Native Authorities and Public Works on behalf of Chiefs on the difficulty of exemption.
The problem was raised as a suggestion from the Well being and Housing Committee assembly held in February 2020 when the council final held bodily conferences due to the Covid-19 induced lockdowns.
“That decision B24/11be put aside and be substituted with “Chiefs in Hwange District be allotted a stand every at any residential density at no intrinsic worth”. Discussing on the above suggestion, the home was divided on the matter,” learn a part of the minutes.
The home famous that granting of exemption is completed by the Ministry of Native Authorities and subsequently Chiefs ought to apply by way of the Ministry.
HLB City Secretary Mr Ndumiso Mdlalose instructed the councilors that the Chiefs had initially verbally made the appliance and added that it was as much as the councillors to resolve on the difficulty. Mr Mdlalose stated the council might search steering from the Ministry, including that beforehand council was guided by City Councils Act and City Stateland Guide and nothing was flawed.
Councillors stated there must be readability if the exemption, if granted, would apply solely to incumbent Chiefs of even to future conventional leaders.
They stated native authorities don’t have any mandate to allocate land freed from cost and anybody who requires a stand should apply.
However, the HLB has allotted land freed from cost to St Patrick’s Hospital, Don Bosco and Ministry of Greater and Tertiary Training, Science and Expertise.
The councillors resolved that council ought to observe process and advise the Chiefs to use to the Ministry or for the council to use on their behalf for the exemption.- Chronicle