By Melissa Chikumba
Kwekwe City councillors are still determined to have a street in central Kwekwe named after the opposition founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
Earlier this year the MDC dominated council proposed to have a street named after the former premier, “for his role he played in the country.”
Deputy Mayor Shadreck Tobaiwa told The Midlands Observer that councillors are still toying with the idea.
“It was a proposal that we wanted to rename one of the Kwekwe town roads to the late Morgan Tsvangirai,” Tobaiwa said.
He however said the plan had to be shelved because of Covid-19 and the political instability in the country.
“We didn’t pursue it because of COVID19 but we are still yet put the plan into action and we are still consulting,” he said before adding, “The political environment is also blamed for the hindrance of renaming one of the streets to the late Morgan Tsvangirai.”
Government has since renamed one of the roads in Kwekwe the A5 Road after President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Kwekwe might face in uphill task in the renaming process, as government ignored a similar requests from the MDC dominated Masvingo and Mutare councils.
Tobaiwa said the councillors felt that the late Tsvangirai played a key role in nation-building, unity and development of the country during his lifetime, hence the need for him to be honoured by Kwekwe.