Kays CDF projects essential, transparent – Residents

town_toiletMARONDERA - Residents across the political divide here have described projects carried out by their MP Iain Kay, under the government sponsored Constituency Development Fund, as essential to the community and not politically motivated. (Pictured: Toilet ready for use after refurbishment one

War veterans and Zanu (PF) officials admitted to The Zimbabwean that Kay had successful used the CDF project to address problems that had haunted residents since the country attained independence.

Public toilets, libraries and clinics are at the centre of development for every community. These areas were top priority for Kay. Unlike in other constituencies, where people were denied the opportunity to identify projects that would benefit them, Kay formed a consultative team charged with consulting and ensuring that the expectations of residents were taken on board at various stages of the project. This is an essential element of democracy and transparency, said a top war veteran and Zanu (PF) official, on condition of anonymity.

The first stage of the CDF project here saw the refurbishment of an abandoned public toilet at Marondera Town Bus Terminus. The toilet was rendered inaccessible due to an over-flowing sewer It was closed by the local authority early last year.

A public toilet at the Marondera General Hospital and libraries at Dombotombo and Nyameni Municipal Offices were also rehabilitated in the first phase of the project. Two electricity generators for Dombotombo and Nyameni clinics were provided.

The project is progressing as planned. This week we will review progress made so far in the first phase of the project. Since the project priority list has not been exhausted, we will embark on new projects soon after putting final touches to those underway, said Kay last week.

The Marondera Residents Association commended Kay for channeling CDF resources towards resuscitation of essential services and other public utilities.

We are not surprised by Kays allocation of resources towards essential service. Before he was elected MP, he used own resources to provide an electricity transformer at Rujeko Suburb, after ZESA failed to provide one at the height of the countrys economic meltdown, said a respected resident, Richard Murwira.

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