At a CHRA Ward Development Committee meeting held in Tafara, residents resolved that they are going to pay their rates when Council showed sincerity in providing services in their area.
“A section of houses ranging from 1000-1602 have not been receiving any single drop of water for the past 30 years, it does not make sense for residents to pay for services that are not there but when water comes we will pay,” said Mr. Nyahungwe a member of Ward 46 Development Committee.
Harare City Council claims that it is owed about ZWL 1,6 billion by ratepayers which have culminated in a failure to provide quality services to residents.
Residents at the meeting called on Council to resolve issues of billing and corruption among city officials in order to close revenue leakages in the local authority.
Council officials who were present promised fair distribution of water for the area which has not been receiving water, garbage collection and clearing of dumpsites in the next two weeks.
CHRA encourages residents to be responsible citizens by paying rates for services rendered and demand accountability in the use of Council funds.
Source: Combined Harare Residents Association