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Caledonia residents have been urged to be patient with the recently appointed Harare City management committee, which seeks to restore sanity in infrastructural development and allocation of stands in the area.

Mr Percy Toriro, chairman of the Caledonia Management Committee, said this yesterday at the new construction site of the district’s city council offices.

He said the process of verifying the actual number of registered residential stands, identification of co-operatives and re-registering those allocated stands would take them over three months before handing over the project to the City of Harare authorities.

Mr Toriro said issues to do with infrastructural developments such as road and construction of sewer would take longer.

“We have done all the ground work for the work to happen. Meanwhile, we anticipate that infrastructure issues will take a little bit longer as engineers are still in the process of evaluating the costs of the developments,” he said.

Mr Toriro said that during the tenure of his committee, they were going to iron out the issue of double allocation of stands and would have to remove those allocated land on commercial and recreational stands to other areas within the Caledonia district.

He also urged all residents who had already started building and those that have completed building their houses to take their plans to the council authorities for approval.

Air Commodore Innocent Chiganze, the vice-chairperson of the committee, said it was President Mugabe’s wish to see that sanity prevailed in Caledonia as the residents deserved developed infrastructure and an accountable administration for their area.

He warned that all unruly elements going against the Government directive to stop allocating land unlawfully would face the full wrath of the law.

A resident, Mr Gift Chinyemba, w welcomed the committee’s move to restore sanity.

“As residents, we are happy that sanity is now being restored following the chaotic situation that existed in this area for the past 10 years,’ he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Bright Mudzvova of the Urban Development Corporation, has been appointed as project manager of the developments.

Source : The Herald