A new board of management has been set up to run the affairs of Glen View furniture complex following the dissolution of the old one for alleged misappropriation of funds. Zanu-PF Harare provincial secretary for Finance Cde Dumisani Chipango, was yesterday elected the new board chairperson. Zanu-PF Harare provincial secretary for administration Cde George Mashavave, announced the board at the complex in Glen View 8 yesterday morning.
Police had to be deployed at the complex amid reports that the old management had been refusing to vacate the offices and wanted to cause chaos.
When The Herald visited the area yesterday, several carpenters and residents were milling around the scene waiting to be addressed by the party leadership on the new developments.
There were both plain and uniformed officers deployed to maintain peace at the complex which houses about 1500 entrepreneurs.
The old board, which was being chaired by Mr Samuel Muzamindo, was accused of misappropriating funds collected from carpenters and other people who operated from there. They are reported to have been collecting $1 from each carpenter per day and failing to pay for other services, including rentals at the complex.
Cde Chipango who addressed the carpenters, said they recently approached Harare City Council and discovered that it was being owed $416 000 in rentals.
He said the old management had been pocketing the money.
“We have come here not to fight you (carpenters) but to address several issues that are happening here at the complex.
Toilets are not even working and there has not been any development as the management was busy pocketing money and misappropriating funds,” Cde Chipango said. Cde Mashavave said when people were given leadership positions, they should not abuse their posts to enrich themselves.