By Staff Reporter
As The country officially open this year’s tobacco auctioning in Harare, most provinces and district floors are expected to start buying the golden leaf beginning of next week.
Like in many years, this is the time for some to get a contract at the floors to erk a living, likewise, Mvurwi residents have expressed disgust over alleged abuse of power by Mazowe North Member of Parliament Campion Mugweni.
Mugweni is reported to have stormed Tobacco giants in Mvurwi in company of a few district officials demanding to have members of his party, Zanu pf to get employed at the floors sidelining others.
“The MP came to our company with some party officials and demanded that we employ more than 800 of his people, in fear of victimization we gave in,”lamented the officials who spoke in confidentiality.
Mvurwi residents blasted the MP saying local people did not benefit since he claims they never voted for him.
“We are not happy with our MP who threatened tobacco companies to employ his people and he came with people outside Mvurwi area saying Mvurwi residents voted for MDC,” Melus Dzobo said.
Efforts to contact Mugweni were fruitless as he blocked this reporter on calls and WhatsApp.
The district known for its good soils and high yield, it is expected to receive high number and good quality tobbaco from Mvurwi.
Companies like Boka,Voedesel,SubSahara, Mashonaland Tobacco among others have since established floors in the farm town and auctioning is expected to start in few days.