By Staff Reporter
The Municipality of Marondera has given embattled Harare City Council (HCC) Housing Director Addmore Nhekairo the green light to construct a lodge and conference centre in the low density suburb of Winston Park.
Nhekairo, who owns a number of properties in Marondera, has been allowed to develop Stand Number 766, Winston Park where he is set to build a state-of-the art conference centre.
The former Marondera housing director is currently in remand prison following allegations of his involvement in the illegal sale of stands in Harare.
He was arrested alongside Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba among a dozen of council officials who are being accused of swindling the local authority of more than US$1m.
According to full council minutes by the Health, Housing and Community Services gleaned by this publication, councillors have recommended that Nhekairo proceed to develop the open space in Winston Park.
“The committee recommended to full council to grant permit for the establishments of a lodge and conference facilities on Stand Number 766 Winston Park, Marondera-A.Nhekairo.
There were no objections made. Full council then unanimously agreed to grant permission for the establishment of the infrastructure,” read the minutes.
During his stint in Marondera, Nhekairo reportedly accumulated a number of both residential and commercial stands prompting ZACC to send its investigators to probe the allegations some time ago.