by VENERANDA LANGA
LOCAL Government minister and Zanu PF secretary for administration Ignatius Chombo yesterday pledged to give home ownership to residents who have rented council houses for over 40 years.
Addressing a campaign rally for Zanu PF parliamentary candidate for Kuwadzana constituency, Betty Kaseke, Chombo also pledged to rehabilitate all roads in the high-density suburb.
“People who have been renting council houses for 40 years are now going to get ownership of those houses and Harare City Council should give them title deeds as well as make them pay the balance of payment for the houses minus the rent that they have already paid for 40 years,” he said.
“Rates for tuckshops will be reduced from $30 to $20 so that people have disposable income to buy school uniforms for their children, and those who have tuckshops at their houses will have the rates revised this coming Friday.”