MWENEZI - The Mwenezi Rural District Council (RDC) is set to repossess more than 1000 stands in various places of the district because prospective developers have failed to pay the lease application fees within the expected timeframe, TellZim News has learnt.
The RDC has issued a public notice for the third time to prospective developers at Neshuro, Lundi and Rutenga growth points where more than 900 stands that have not been paid for are set to be reclaimed in the event that the owners do not respond within two weeks.
Mwenezi RDC acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Albert Chivanga confirmed the development and said the local authority has been left with no other option except to withdraw offer letters for all unpaid stands.
"The stands that are set to be affected are 1000 plus. Some of these stands were given to individuals and groups before the full payment of the stands. We have been warning these prospective developers and this is the third and final warning.
"In the event that the prospective developers fail to respond within two weeks, the council is definitely going to reclaim the stands," said Chivanga.
The operation is set to affect individuals, groups and many civil servants especially teachers who were part of housing schemes like Shine Plus which is said to have more than 200 stands at Rutenga growth point that are set to be reclaimed.local