City of Masvingo slashes minimum water charges by 50%

In a noteworthy development, the City of Masvingo met with the business community and residents associations (MURRA and MASDRRA) on the 28th of April 2020 on a stakeholder interface aimed at cushioning the ratepayers in response to the previous outcries over March 2020 bills. To that effect the City Council has slashed the minimum water charges by 50%.

The City Fathers were commended for stepping up to the plate by reducing minimum water band from 0-10m3 to 0-5m3, translating to a reduction in the minimum water charge for high density areas from $260 to $130 and the basic household bill from $602.90 to $472.90. The effect of this is that residents will pay less in fixed charges and their bill becomes more dependent on their water consumption.

Among the subjects discussed was the sourcing of service delivery like refuse collection from private players, revival of traditional revenue streams which include; farms, beer halls, Mucheke Bus Terminus and create an autonomous department for them to be effective and efficient as well as privatising prepaid parking.

Acting Town Clerk, Engineer Edward Mukaratirwa however said, the City Council had taken note of the submissions and the issues were to be attended to with due diligence.

He also urged residents to religiously service their water bills.

“We are open to ratepayers to come and negotiate for payment plans for the debts they are owing City Council. However, we urge the residents to service their water bills and at all cost save water”, he said.

His Worship, The Mayor, Cllr Collen Maboke in his welcome and closing remarks also reiterated the need for ratepayers to pay their water bills to enable the City Council to provide services to the city.

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Shot in the arm of Rujeko Isolation Centre

In a development that is set to positively impact on the city’s health service delivery system, Masvingo Provincial COVID – 19 Taskforce chaired by Provincial Affairs Minister, Ezra Chadzamira has today toured Rujeko Isolation Centre to assess the standards set by World Health Organisation, and also donated building material worthy $ 100 000 towards the renovations of the facility.

Minister Chadzamira commended the City Fathers for responding to the government’s clarion call in assisting the nation in the fight against COVID – 19.

‘I would like to commend the City Fathers for heeding this call and it is all hands on deck as it has made commendable strides in ensuring the city has an Isolation Facility not to mention the efforts so far to renovate’, he commended.

N. Richards & Co donated the consignment and handed over to the Provincial Minister, Ezra Chadzamira.

City of Masvingo, Acting Town Clerk, Engineer Edward Mukaratirwa went on to commend the level of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the business community in the fight against COVID – 19.

‘The donations from N. Richards & Co are well appreciated. Their contribution will go a long way in ensuring that the Isolation Centre is fully prepared to deal with any positive COVID – 19 patient who might be admitted at the facility. This level of corporate social responsibility must be emulated by other businesses operating in the city, province and the nation at large’, said.

The Rujeko Isolation Centre has a carrying capacity of 10 patients.

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AVAILABLE SERVICES DURING THE COUNTRYWIDE LOCKDOWN

The bodies were lying in the streets un-buried. All railroads and vessels carrying food and such things into the great city had ceased runnings and mobs of the hungry poor pillaging.

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(COVID-19) Corona VirusS Awareness

PUBLIC NOTICE

To all our residents and all other stakeholders

(COVID-19) CORONA VIRUS AWARENESS

Following the concerns over the Corona Virus (Covid-19), the City find it necessary to reduce the chances of spreading the infection.

To that end, the City closed the Municipal Swimming Pool on Sunday 22 March at 1700hrs, for that reason. opening for the next summer season will be informed by developments on the ground relating to the COVID-19 epidemic.

 

ENG. E. MUKARATIRWA

ACTING TOWN CLERK

 

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Mucheke Trunk Sewer

Masvingo City Council, will soon embark on a ZWL 9 million extensive sewer overhaul program.

The project comprises construction of a 7 km trunk gravity pipeline to convey sewer from the high density suburbs of the city and also from Victoria Range.

The construction of the Mucheke Trunk Sewer which commenced in 2011 and was suspended in 2015 when funding ran out is set to improve on the current situation and ease on sewer blockages.

To date, council has procured the balance of piping required and is set to continue with the first phase.

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MCC commissions new vehicles

Masvingo City Council has purchased a fleet of 5 Nissan MP200 vehicles in a quest to increase efficiency in service delivery.

Acting Town Clerk, Engineer. E Mukaratirwa emphasised the City Council’s determination towards service delivery. ‘It is our mandate to ensure that our service delivery packages enhance the vision of the town’. That is from provision of safe water to timely refuse collection.

The City Council is working flat out in ensuring that there is a reciprocal satisfaction between residents stakeholders and the local authority.

The 5 cars add on to the fleet of cars that have already been operating and the newly acquired vehicle for the Mayor, Clr C Maboke.

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Masvingo City Council steps up to maintain quality water supply

The bodies were lying in the streets un-buried. All railroads and vessels carrying food and such things into the great city had ceased runnings and mobs of the hungry poor pillaging.

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Masvingo Council seeks US$20 million for water

The bodies were lying in the streets un-buried. All railroads and vessels carrying food and such things into the great city had ceased runnings and mobs of the hungry poor pillaging.

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Masvingo ropes in IDBZ for water augmentation

The bodies were lying in the streets un-buried. All railroads and vessels carrying food and such things into the great city had ceased runnings and mobs of the hungry poor pillaging.

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SUMMARY OF CHALLENGES FACED BY THE CITY OF MASVINGO

The bodies were lying in the streets un-buried. All railroads and vessels carrying food and such things into the great city had ceased runnings and mobs of the hungry poor pillaging.

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