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MP urges residents to respond to public consultations

Clive Makumbe 

Member of Parliament for Gweru Urban constituency Advocate Brian Dube has urged residents who may have serious concerns to be raised in the legislative house to take part in public consultations.

Advocate Dube said residents should write down all burning issues since they are not fully aware of all the concerns of the people.

“We have received various concerns from residents associations pertaining to rent to buy houses and other local government issues. It is imperative that we engage on a regular basis and respond faster since we need to argently present the issues in parliament.”

“I am happy that the minister of state responded quickly to our request on Wednesday, that council should speed up agreement of sales to those who would have complied to the minimum requirements and places were toilets should be built. And I realised that this was not only a local issue but a national problem that is affecting all Zimbabweans,” he said.

Advocate Dube added that, he is pleased with the turnout by people with disabilities since they continue to raise their concerns.

“I am happy to say that people with disabilities have continuously engaged with me on issues that were largely affecting them in this constituency. They have personally told me that their children are constantly being chased away from schools since they cannot afford to pay schools fees and being sued by schools for failing to settle their debts on time.”

“The minister of social welfare has already raised that issue it must be further investigated to find the best possible solution toi the problem,” he added.

However, Advocate Dube said labour issues concerning workers at National Railways of Zimbabwe, Zimglass have been largely raised by labour unions.

He said the responsible minister is yet to come to a conclusion since a research team has been deployed to scrutinize the issue before taking serious actions.

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