THE Bulawayo United Residents’ Association (Bura) yesterday nominated 16 members who will represent Pumula East residents from 2014-2018, Bura secretary-general Samuel Moyo has said.
The representatives were elected by community members at Amhlophe High School.
Julius Jamela was elected chairperson .
He will be deputised by Josia Mabhena while Tarisai Matsinanise comes in as secretary with Makhulela Tshuma deputy secretary and Stanford Mhlanga treasurer.
Moyo told Southern Eye the newly-elected board members were geared up to spearhead development in the city and prepared to work with new Bulawayo councillors.
“Our term as residents is in line with the term of councillors,” Moyo said.
“The newly-elected members yesterday pledged to engage city fathers to enable them to build a community hall in Pumula East.
“They also want to address the issue of transport since Pumula East does not have adequate and proper transportation,” he added.
Moyo said Bura will work towards reviving Mpilo Hospital by erecting a perimeter wall around the institution to prevent people from cultivating on the land around the hospital.
Bura currently has 62 affiliated residents’ associations from both low and high-density areas with each association consisting of 16 executive members.