Delay in completion of new Civil Registry Building questioned - Parly

Online Desk |  9 months ago | top

A Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has wrapped Ministries of Local Government and Public Works as well as Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage for failing to complete a Civil Registry Building in Harare, 25 years after work commenced.

Speaking at the end of hearings with officials from the ministries, Chairperson of the Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services, Levi Mayihlome called on the responsible authorities to coordinate efforts to ensure the completion of the structure. 

Mr Mayihlome urged the ministries tasked with the project to establish a Project Management System to guard against distortion and miscommunication on developmental projects.

Earlier on, Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Permanent Secretary Aaron Nhepera accused the Ministry of Local Government of neglecting the project despite having been allocated funds towards its completion. In response, Acting Chief Director Public Works, Mike Dzimati argued that there is a lot of misinformation surrounding the project . 

Reports indicate that, the Civil Registry Building has been under construction since 1995 and some sections are not complete with water leakages experienced during the rain season destroying some documents.