Makari pushes for orderly settlements in Epworth

Staff Reporter

Newly elected Epworth legislator, Zalerah Makari, has vowed to push for the regulation of settlement in that constituency so that residents would have a decent place to live.

Speaking to this publication recently, Honourable Makari said her mandate as the legislator was to improve the welfare of the people in her constituency in line with the Second Republic’s Vision 2030.

“My plan for Epworth is clear, tinoda kuti munhu wese apihwe pekugara zviripamutemo uye munhu wese ave nepekugara pakanaka. We have already started working to achieve this. This is not about politics but about the welfare of our people regardless of their political affiliation,” said Makari.

Epworth constituency is marred with several illegal settlements that include Dhonoro, Komboni yatsva, Magada and Jacha. The legislator added that these illegal settlements were also breeding grounds for prostitution and substance abuse.

Makari added that she would push and support motions in parliament to deal with drug abuse.

“Drug and substance abuse statistics are high in Epworth constituency. I will push and support motions in parliament to deal with this. In the constituency, I am also working on empowerment projects for the youths to keep them busy,” said Makari.

In February this year, President Mnangagwa said the Government was committed to regulating urban settlements and he promised title deeds for people of Epworth and areas such as Caledonia and Harare South. He said the geospatial department has already conducted the necessary steps to enable residents to be issued with title deeds.