Chiredzi Town Council chaiperson Gibson Hwende
….residents owe council $5 million
Chiredzi Town Council (CTC) has warned residents who have not yet fully paid for the stands they bought that they risk having the land repossessed if they do not pay out what they owe.
Debtors have been advised to clear their arrears by September 30 or risk getting their stands repossessed as council moves to get the $5 million owed to it before inflation further gets the better of that money.
In a notice published recently, council challenged people who purchased land but failed to pay in full to clear off their balances in 30 days.
"To all those with outstanding amounts on land sales including service charges for low density, Makondo (all phases), industrial and commercial stands including new central business district area, be advised that council is demanding the amount in full. Failure to comply, council will have no other option than to repossess. All payments must be made at Tshovani on or before 30 September 2019," reads part of the notice.
Council is owed $11 262 177 by residents; $4 959 236 being owed by stands beneficiaries while unpaid services and other charges are worthy $6 302 941.
Chiredzi Town Council chairperson Gibson Hwende said authorities were working for a better town with improved service delivery standards.
"Our idea as council is to upgrade the level of service delivery in Chiredzi to a point where every resident becomes motivated to pay their rates on time. People must therefore pay off what they owe so that we can use the money to improve our town," said Hwende.
Council is currently servicing the new medium density residential area of Melbourne Park and has just commissioned a project connecting Makondo suburb to the piped water system.
A water reticulation project being undertaken in Magwaza high density suburb is expected to be completed anytime soon.