Engineer E. Mukaratirwa
Town Clerk’s Welcome Remarks
I welcome you to the City of Masvingo! We are a vibrant ancient city which was founded in 1890 and was the first large settlement to be established by the Pioneer Column of the British South Africa Company which makes it the oldest town in Zimbabwe. It was named Fort Victoria after Queen Victoria and was later renamed Masvingo after independence in 1980. As a local authority we are driven by cardinal principles of diligence, hard work and steadfast commitment to the City’s stakeholders (residents and ratepayers). Our vibrant workforce is committed to providing adequate and sustainable municipal services to clients and diverse socio-economic development opportunities to all stakeholders.
The City of Masvingo has 6 departments.
1. Town Clerk’s Office
2. Chamber Secretary Department
3. Engineering Services Department
4. Housing and Social Services Department
5. Finance Department
6. Health Department
All the foregoing Departments are unwavering in their commitment to the development of the City as a habitable and industrial hub of the nation given its geographical location which is central from all entry points of the country. To shore up the image of the City as an investor destination we exhibit every year at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair. Finally, we collectively strive to be an industrialised metropolitan city by 2030.
To be an industrialised metropolitan city by 2030.
To provide adequate and sustainable municipal service to clients and diverse socio-economic development opportunities to all stakeholders.
Accountability and Transparency: – Committed to openness and being answerable to clients and stakeholders. Client Orientation: – Focus is on meeting the needs of the client who should be treated with respect. Professionalism: – Execution of functions guided by set standards.
Innovativeness: – Introducing new ideas, original and creative in thinking.
Inclusiveness: – Broad based participation in decision making cognisant of marginalised and minority groups and youths.