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    Mvuma Town applies to expand 7km to the North

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    – Chirumanzu Rural District Council (RDC) has applied to expand the boundaries of the town of Mvuma some 7km to the north in a move that will see 48 farmers being relocated.
    The application was made with the Ministry of Lands and Rural Resettlement .
    A new master plan will see the expansion of the town stretching out on land enclosed between Harare and Gweru Road. Land along the two highways will mainly be for commercial stands while land further in will be for residential stands.
    Chirumanzu RDC Chief Executive Officer, Lovemore Chatikobo confirmed the developments but disputed allegations that 48 farmers were going to be displaced.
    'I can confirm that we made a proposal to expand the town some few years back and we are yet to get approval from the Ministry of Lands. There are no farmers who are going to be displaced, there is nothing like that," he said.
    However, impeccable sources said it was not possible to expand the city without affecting some current settlements.
    The expansion became necessary because Mvuma did not have any land for expansion since it was sandwiched by commercial farms. The town was at the tip end of the Central Estates which is all now resettlement area.
    The other reason why council requires the land is because it desperately needs to generate income for use for various purposes including salaries for workers.
    Sources also said that the application for new land took long to be approved after the relationship between Chirumanzu RDC and the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing became frosty when the local authority took the later to court over a land raw.
    It is alleged that council sold several stands along Harare Road to various commercial entities including to Chicken Slice before the Ministry had given the land over to council.
    The Ministry then demanded all that money including for rates because the land still belonged to the Ministry.
    Chirumanzu RDC then took the case to court to force a reversal of the Ministry's demands and the Ministry in turn vowed that it would not approve any new land application.
    The Mirror however, understands that Chirumanzu has since withdrawn its case and the relationship has improved and this was likely to see the approval soon.local news
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