Factional wars pressure drives Zim Minister ‘Zanu PF’ into action

Saviour Kasukuwere has bowed to factional war pressure and now push for meaningful developments at Caledonia settlement through the Urban Development Corporation (UDCORP), after 15 years of inactivity.

The beleaguered  politician has instructed UCORP to issue out stand numbers to residents in the area and start road works, after a flurry of protests  from Mnangagwa allays  who are baying for his ouster from the ZANU-PF  commiserate post.

UDCORP which is perceived as the handler of Kasukuwere’s vast land acquisition has been under immense pressure from the residents in the area to deliver.

The parastatal which was also accused of siphoning money from cooperatives accounts has also stood by the Minister when it recently issued a press statement supporting Kasukuwere. The statement described the accusation as unfounded, untrue and malicious bent to discredit the minister and the parastatal peddled by the Mnangagwa faction.

Latest developments as factional wars heat up have now seen UDCORP which is now the Project Manager getting on its feet, with the re-planning of the settlement and stands layout plans being done and now awaiting approval by the Surveyor General’s office.

UDCORP is a parastatal which was established in 1986 under the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, through an Act of Parliament, Chapter (29:16), with the mandate to assist Local Authorities, Regional Planning Councils to plan and coordinate urban growth, in terms of the Regional, Town and Country Planning Act.

The breakdown of the planning is residential 28 750 stands, commercial 312, schools 59, churches 46, and other 28 amounting to 29 195 stands, 5 registered surveyors are currently concluding pegging and tagging of stands of which 27 810 from the total have been pegged and concreted.

The Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, that is headed by Kasukuwere is now in the process of issuing lease agreements to all residents of Caledonia, which will be followed by the issuance of Title Deeds to those beneficiaries who would have complied with the lease conditions, that include the full payment of the development fees.

The construction of roads is now in progress, with the contractor have completed sub grade preparations for the whole length of the 4.2 km ‘Gazebo’ road linking the settlement Tafara and Damafalls, paving way for tarring which is scheduled to commence as soon as this week.

Kasukuwere has recently been under fire for allegedly letting confusion to rule at the process by which stands were being handled, and illegal allocation of land to his cronies among other issues, to which he responded by saying it was the work of his enemies (the lacoste faction) who want him down, and maintained that his hands were clean.