Manyame rural district council has resolved to allow settlers on areas earmarked for road construction around Murisa service centre popularly known as Ziko to relocate to their alternative stands without paying penalties to allow for the construction of roads.

The resolution was reached at a full council meeting held at the council head office in Beatrice.

Manyame RDC CEO, Mrs Farirayi Guta said the resolution is meant to clear space for the construction of roads as council has been forced to skip these areas where people are still occupying.

“The biggest challenge we have been facing is that of people settled on areas earmarked for roads who have not moved to their alternative stands. This has resulted in council failing to open roads. This resolution is set to allow for the new development without hindrance,” she said.

The council has also resolved to extend the deadline for those who are supposed to pay penalties to the 30th of June.

Manyame is in the process of regularising illegal settlements in its areas bordering Chitungwiza.

Villages surrounding Murisa service centre have been completed with over 8500 stands having been approved in the new layout plans.