Aspiring MP for Gweru Urban Advocate Brian Dube
By Evidence Chipadza
MDC -Alliance aspiring Gweru urban Member of Parliament, Advocate Brian Dube has expressed a deep confidence of winning the July 30 polls following the launch of his manifesto in Gweru at Mtapa Hall.
”I am confident of winning and the issue is when elected what is it that I am going to do for the people of Gweru,” said Dube.
Dube clearly explained what he classified as the Legislative Agenda, Development Agenda, Oversight Agenda and Representative Agenda for Gweru Urban.
“The areas I have identified are local government law reform, home ownership, labor law reform and devolution of power where Gweru can be the capital city of Zimbabwe, Local government law reform must allow and enable efficiency in service delivery by removing unnecessary interference by the ministry, which has derailed service delivery. There is need for laws to regulate land development to protect desperate land seekers,” he said.
He emphasized the need for law to allow home ownership by those in rent to buy houses in the country’s urban areas.
“I’m going to make sure that those who have spent many years in rent to buy houses must get full ownership to the properties. When your MP gets to parliament without any delay we are going to craft a bill that will give full ownership to the houses, those who are on rent to buy must go to the city council for proper documentation, that means everyone who is in Mtapa or Ascot must have their own houses and get title deeds,”added Dube.
On labour law reform, he explained the need to reform the labour laws and protect vulnerable workers from financial abuse. A law must be put in place to eliminate the ghost of unfair notice termination. Labour law must be reformed to remove prescription on unpaid salaries and wages. No cent worked for must disappear from the worker. This will address the situation faced by workers and former workers of Zimglass, Zimcast, ZimAlloys, Bata, NRZ and many other companies, who have not been able to be paid or compensated for periods in excess of 3 years.
On devolution of power, he explained that Gweru must be the administrative capital because of its centrality and further explained that in the oversight role, he will push for transparent and corrupt free management of government business.
He promised regular feedbacks to the Gweru electorate in his representative agenda and the importance of meeting the people as well as getting their issues to the relevant offices.
Dube also explained on the need to push for government to improve the conditions of service for teachers and other civil servants as well as members of the uniformed forces, both in terms of salary.
As a devoted Christian, he also promised to push for Zimbabwe to be declared a Christian nation, founded and guided by the values and principles of Jesus Christ of service and sacrifice.
Meanwhile, the Gweru aspiring councilors for the MDC Alliance, Hamutendi Kombayi, Ward 1, Josiah Makombe, Ward 2, Doubt Ncube, Ward 3, Martin Chivhoko,Ward 4, Godfrey Giwa Ward 6, Notal Dzika, Ward 8 and John Manyundwa, Ward 18 pledged and took oaths in front of supporters that they are not going to steal when they are elected but to deliver and listen to the concerns of the people.