The Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (CAMERA) today joined the acting Mayor of Chitungwiza councillor Goodwill Mushangwe, 5 other councillors from the Public Works committee of Chitungwiza Municipality and council staff in a state of service delivery monitoring tour. The 5 councillors that were present include Tendai Saimon, Musa Makweza, Lameck Chibvongodze, Nicholas Mashayamombe and Beaula Jena. The purpose of this tour was to take stock of the state of service delivery in Chitungwiza post the caretaker commission that ran the affairs of the town from May 2017 to March 2018.
The areas toured include the ZimFund supported urgent water supply and sanitation rehabilitation project phase 2. This area is for the testing of malfunctioning water meters and the replacement of non-functioning water meters. The other area visited was the sewer reticulation system rehabilitation in ward 6 of Zengeza 5. This is a municipality funded project worth $200 000.
The touring team also visited Mukomberwa road rehabilitation project which is being funded by the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA). The road is undergoing pothole filling and general maintenance work such as resealing and drain cleaning and reopening. The area in Mukomberwa road stretches for about 700 metres. Other roads undergoing similar maintenance works include Hombarume from St Marys to Zengeza and Mutsawu in Seke.
The tour was an eye opener in terms of what the municipality is doing to improve the state of service delivery in the town. CAMERA calls for the municipality to undertake a debt audit so as to ascertain exactly how much each of the residents who are in arrears owe to the local authority as most of the debts claimed by the municipality are contested since they are based on estimates.
Source: Chitungwiza and Manyame Rural Residents Association (CAMERA)