Commission of inquiry on State Land acquisition to conclude investigating the Midlands province tomorrow

Chairperson of the commission of inquiry into the acquisition of state land Justice Tendai Uchena says the commission is set to conclude its investigations in the Midlands province tomorrow.

On a visit to the offices of minister of provincial affairs for the Midlands province senator Larry Mavima, Justice Uchena said the commission was on a mission to unravel how state land was acquired and what type of development was taking place on the acquired land.

Justice Uchena said the commission also wants to uncover how the acquired land is being developed. whether there is any development or not and if there is development, if it is being done lawfully, if the layout plans for such development are being followed among other issues.

The supreme court judge said judging on the investigations they have done on the provinces they have covered so far, the commission unearthed that most people were living in areas which are health time bombs because of the use of blair toilets with shallow pits in urban areas, shallow wells as sources of water, unavailability of sewer pipe systems and running water among other challenges that open up the risk of the growth and spread of a number of diseases.

Senator Mavima said for the country to achieve the President’s vision, there was need to correct some of the irregularities that were done in the allocation of state land.

He said the province is ready to support the commission with every piece of detail it requires in its investigations so that it comes up with an informed report.

Senator Mavima added that president Emmerson Mnangagwa has a vision of a better Zimbabwe come 2030 and it cannot be achieved when some people are living in houses with no water and sewer reticulation systems.