of funds it used to complete a 200-metre stretch of tarred road leading to the
Nyaradzo Life Assurance Company offices after the company had paid the local
authority US$43 000 in 2016 but the project was never started until late last
said to have arm twisted Nyaradzo to give them the money to tar the road but
the project was never done prompting an inquiry from councillors.
to tar the road using their own resources in exchange of land next to their
offices which houses the city’s fire department.
offer but management is said to have clandestinely went behind the backs of
councillors and demanded US$43 000 for them to do the project.
management in 2016 in anticipation that the road will be tarred but work never
project, Nyaradzo confronted the council and threatened not to pay their bills
until the road has been attended to.
payment was made, city engineer Tawanda Gozo said the project was never started
because of the rains.
been able to embark on the project because of the rains. Whenever we wanted to
start the project, we were disturbed by rains,” said Gozo.
for the project but residents demanded to know where the money was coming from.
sudden increase in their water bills, a development sources said was meant to
raise funds for the Nyaradzo road project.
(Murra) spokesperson Godfrey Mtimba said the council needs to explain where
they got the money for the Nyaradzo road project because what Nyaradzo paid was
blown by management.
were silent about it. The councillors did not even know about the transaction.
councillors quizzed management about it only to be given a lame excuse that it
has been raining,” said Mtimba.
for the services they were barely getting.
project whose money they had blown. Heads have to roll at the council,” said
had paid the money for the road project when they had turned down the offer.
surprised Nyaradzo paid the money. The council was supposed to use its resources
to tar the road but wed did not have them.
in exchange was not a good deal for us,” said Fidze.
by current Acting Town Clerk Edward Mukaratirwa has refused to comment on the
but the source of funds remains a mystery.