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VILLAGERS in the Masvingo West constituency have accused their Zanu PF MP Ezra Chadzamira of neglecting them despite numerous attempts by community leaders to involve him in development projects.

Villagers told Newzimbabwe.com that Chadzamira has not set his foot in the constituency since he was sworn in Parliament about two years ago.

Lameck Maphosa, a gold panner in the in the dormitory town of Mashava, said Chadzamira promised him and his colleagues gold claims once he was elected MP.

“We used to interact a lot with him during campaigns he even promised to help us legalise our mining activities in the area by ensuring we are registered and have gold claims that will be in our names, but since winning the elections we have not yet seen his face here,” he said.

Maphosa said they hoped Chadzamira would understand their plight since he is also a former gold panner who later became a gold buyer and now a politician.

Mushandike irrigation scheme which used to supply the city of Masvingo with farm produces yearly is now derelict. Farmers said they had high hopes that their MP would revive the scheme but so far he has done nothing.

The farmers said before the elections Chadzamira repaired a 15km stretch of broken canals and pledged more assistance for the farmers once he was in parliament.

“We thought he would be useful in this regard as he showed a lot of commitment in reviving the scheme but after the elections we have been trying to have him explain to us the way forward but he says he is always busy with parliament business,” said Misheck Charuma chairman of the irrigation committee in Village 26.

Schools which used to be Chadzamira’s campaigning fields in the run up to the 2013 elections are also neglected.

“He had this concept of child friendly schools in the constituency where he was building toilets mobilising resources for purchase of educational material and was present at most school development meetings around the constituency, but all seems to have vanished after the elections,” said Edwin Chibaya, School Development Association chairman at Bere primary school.

Headman Sipambi said after the elections he was told to prepare for monthly meetings with the legislator noting the challenges facing the people but since then no single meeting has taken place.

He added that villagers are still waiting for the new boreholes, Chadzamira promised to drill.

“We are still waiting to meet him, and certainly he shall come when he gets time, we will continue compiling reports,” he said.

Repeated efforts to get hold of Chadzamira were fruitless as his mobile phone went unanswered.

Source : New Zimbabwe