Minister tours and assess progress on City of Masvingo projects
Minister of Local Government and Public Works, Hon July Moyo on Friday 25 February 2022 visited Masvingo toured Masvingo City Council’s projects.
This was to assess on progress of Masvingo City Council’s projects funded from the Devolution Funds, ZINARA and Council coffers.
“We have to see what is happening on the ground, we will be able to see what the City of Masvingo has done, what it still needs and how we can progress,” he said.
The Minister’s entourage toured the roads which were rehabilitated under the Emergency Roads Rehabilitation Programme 2 (ERRP 2), the new landfill in Cambria Farm on a piece of land that was issued to City of Masvingo by the government, recently completed Runyararo North West clinic and officially opened Rujeko Secondary School
In his welcome address, His Worship the Mayor, Cllr Collen Maboke acknowledged the support of the parent ministry as well as support of the office of Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in the infrastructural development in the City.
“Most of the sites visited were supported by government, Masvingo is privileged to be continuously receiving financial and material support from the government (devolution funds, ERRP 2 and Cambria farm for landfill waste management project) and we don’t take it for granted”, he said.
“It is a clear recognition of the centrality of our Council to the overall strategy of achieving NDS1 and vision 2030”, Cllr. Maboke said.
The City of Masvingo’s infrastructure development drive is in line with the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works’ vision of embracing the smart city concept.
Hon July Moyo was accompanied on the tour by the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Hon Ezra Chadzamira, officials from the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works, His Worship, the Mayor, Cllr Collen Maboke, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Wellington Mawende, Alderman Maridza, Councillors, Town clerk, JOC members, Provincial heads of Government Ministries, Council Management and other council officials.