Housing and Community Services Department

Departmental Mission

To provide affordable shelter and social services in an environmentally friendly manner

Preamble

It is the responsibility of the Director of Housing and Community Services to provisionally allocate rented residential accommodation and residential stands, subject to the approval of the Health, Housing Committee in an efficient, equitable and transparent manner to the housing applicants registered on the City’s Housing Waiting List.
Housing delivery is driven by four major strategic channels which are coordinated by the Housing Divisions which are:

Housing CooperativesEmployer Assisted Housing SchemesPrivate Land Developers with CouncilPay Schemes

1.Housing Administration

Our mission is to strengthen the community by providing equal access to a variety of educational resources necessary to meet the public needs for educational growth.

2.Education

Our mission is to strengthen the community by providing equal access to a variety of educational resources necessary to meet the public needs for educational growth.

City of Masvingo is committed

  • To fulfill the expectation of the Central Government for Local Authorities to assist in the provision of Primary Education as part of our Social Services
  •  To make primary education accessible in order to nurture responsible, physically fit, mentally alert and socially acceptable learners.

Council Schools

  1. Rujeko Primary School
  2. Vurombo Primary School
  3. Dikwindi Primary School
  4. Runyararo Primary School
  5. Shakashe Primary School
  6. Francis Aphiri Primary School

 

3.Libraries

  • The vision for Masvingo City Libraries section is to become a techno-centric community hub and favorable destination for equal access to information, knowledge and independent learning for people of all ages.
  • Masvingo City Library boast of a collection consisting of a wide range of popular fiction, classics, nonfiction and reference works and subscription to local newspapers and magazines. The collection also serves the popular and recreational needs of the general public, and reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the community.

1. Leisure Library:
Civic Centre Gardens
Robert Mugabe Way Masvingo
0392 262431 Ext 264

2. Mucheke Public Library:
Mucheke Community Hall
Mucheke
0392 262431 Ext 292

3. Rujeko Public Library:
Rujeko Community Hall
Mhizha Street Rujeko A
0392 262431 Ext 219

4. Chesvingo Public Library:
Building Brigade Street
Chesvingo
Masvingo

4.Welfare

The welfare section is responsible for promoting Self help activities for Individuals and community groups.
Community centres
1 Rujeko Community Centre
2 Mucheke Community Centre
2 Mucheke Hall
These centres are for community members to spend leisure time, hold function, educational business meetings, develop skills for self-sustenance and church services etc.
Sports and Recreation centre
Swimming Pool
  1. Provision of facilities and equipment for sport and recreation in the city.
  2. Training or coaching local community members in various sporting disciplines
  3. Promoting sport and participation through sponsored tournament
 

 

5. Schools

Masvingo City Council is committed :

  • To fulfill the expectation of the Central Government for Local Authorities to assist in the provision of Primary Education as part of our Social Services
  •  To make primary education accessible in order to nurture responsible, physically fit, mentally alert and socially acceptable learners.
  • To contribute towards Local Economic Development  

1. Rujeko Primary School
2. Vurombo Primary School
3. Dikwindi Primary School
4. Runyararo Primary School
5. Shakashe Primary School
6. Francis Aphiri Primary School

6.Liquor

The role of the Liquor Section is to make Masvingo City be the first choice provider of Liquor and entertainment to the community of Masvingo at affordable prices at a profit in a home drinking environment.

Outlets
The section is currently operating three outlets, namely:
Rujeko Beerhall (Marry Me)
Chidavaenzi Bottle Store
Chiwororo Beer Hall

 

7.Parks and Garden

The role of this section is to create and maintain the beauty value of the town and pleasant environment for the benefit of the local community and visitors.

It is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the provision of parks and gardens for the public to rest.
  • Provision of burial space to the urban community.
  • Provision of plants, flowers and vegetable seedlings to the community.
  • Minimizing the adverse effects of climate change and global warming through urban greening activities.
  • Promoting formalized urban agricultural activities.
  • Ensuring the provision of public spaces for local economic development

1. Civic Center Gardens
2. Exor Park 
3. Caravan Park
4. Northleigh Park
5. Ebony Park
6. Eastvale Park

Housing Publications