After taking oath of office, councillors from the Municipality of Marondera immediately secured residential stands in a move that irked residents who most of them blamed the city fathers of looting.
Marondera Mayor Chengetai Murowa had a torrid time in explaining the move to award his colleagues residential stands to some angry rsidents at a meeting held at Mbuya Nehanda Hall in Marondera recently.
Murowa said each Councillor is entitled to a residential stand during his tenure.
Open Council Marondera did a research and below are the crucial points on the awarding of the residential stands.
1.A resolution is made at a full council
2.The Town Clerk then writes to the Local Governance ministry
3.The Local Governance then issues a directive to council
4.Local authority allocate the residential stands to councillors
5.Only new councillors are entitled to the residential stands (those who will be serving more than one term will not get the stands)
- The residential stands are not for free, councillors do pay them though after a discount.
- The residential stands are identified from the ward which the councillor hails from
- The issuing of stands to councillors is not mandatory
- The councillors cannot be given commercial stands, if so; they pay the full value of it.