By Azania Post Reporter
DODOMA municipality authority in Tanzania has ordered its official to ensure that all customers are served as per his or her needs within seven days only and not otherwise.
According to Dodoma Municipal Director Godwin Kunambi, the assignment included in the time include receiving of applications for construction permits and transfers of right of occupancy contrary to what CDA had been doing.
“The Dodoma municipality with available few resources, we pledge to spend only seven days to provide services to our people to avoid unnecessary complaints as we learnt from the defunct CDA,” he said.
The executive director of Dodoma Municipality, Godwin Kunambi, has issued a three-month ultimatum to repossess undeveloped plots offered during the Capital Development Authority’s era.
He also urged Dodoma residents to who had not develop their plots for a long time to do so immediately before stern measures to repossess are taken.
Kunambi explained that the municipal authority saw the undeveloped pieces of land, abandoned house foundations and buildings as an eyesore at the heart of the planned capital city of Tanzania.
He added that the Urban Planning Act provides only 36 months (3 years) to land owner to develop a plot otherwise the relevant authority has the mandate to take back the land for other uses or offer it to another person to develop it.
He hinted that in Dodoma Town there were a number of people owning undeveloped lands for a long time with the expectation of selling them at higher prices.
“The municipal authority has agreed to give them a three-month notice to develop their land failure of which we will have no option but to repossess the plots,” he insisted.