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Gutu district profile

TellZim Reporter
Gutu is one of the largest districts in Masvingo
province, lying some 225 kilometres south of Harare, along the Chivhu- Chiredzi
highway and bordering other districts like Bikita to the south and Chirumhanzu
to the west.
The main business centre, Mpandawana, had been
referred to as a growth point all along until 2015 when it was given town
status in recognition of its massive growth in recent years.
The town offers many investment opportunities in line
with the government`s initiative of opening up the country and improving the
ease of doing business.
The district is made up of 41 wards and Gutu Rural
District Council (RDC), as the local authority, employs 61 people who work hard
to maintain optimum service delivery.
RDC prides itself in offering a favourable payment plans and quick approval of
development applications for permits, building plans and trading licences.
land developers who are serious about adding value to any suitable piece of
land in the district can do so at affordable cost, and they are assured of
priority attention as well as quick processing of the requisite documents.
district is one of a few others that have consistently managed to provide an
efficient sewerage reticulation system and a waste disposal system.
RDC has recently moved to improve capacity in waste management by purchasing a
refuse compactor to the tune of tens of thousands of US dollars.
local authority is also in charge of hundreds of kilometres of relatively
well-maintained tarred, gravel and dusty roads as well as water infrastructure
which serves Mpandawana residents.
Council also manages Woodlands Dam, which, apart
from providing water for consumption, provides a scenic place for leisure.

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