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Gutu RDC commissions 35 motorbikes for councilors

Gutu RDC CEO Alexander Mutembwa

Precila Takabvirakare

In a
move widely viewed as a boost on service delivery, the Gutu Rural District
Council (RDC) has procured 35 motorbikes for its councillors to facilitate
effective service delivery and engagement.

The
motorbikes, bought on a loan facility for the councillors, were supplied by
Perfoma Plus Company in Harare and was each bought for $109 000 in l0cal
currency.

Gutu
RDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alexander Mutembwa said they decided to buy the
motorbikes because councilors were finding it difficult to cover the length and
breadth of their wards which was affecting service delivery in terms of
engagement and feedback.

“We
decided to buy these motorbikes for our councilors because they had complained
that they were failing to cover all parts of their wards because of distance
since most of the wards are very big and we hope service delivery will now be
improved.

“We
bought 32 motorbikes instead of 41 because some councilors cited that they have
personal cars so they do not need the bikes with others citing various personal
reasons,” said Mutembwa.

He said
the councilors were not being given the motorbikes for free, it is a loan
scheme whereby each councilor is going to pay and equivalent of US$47 per month
for 36 months and this will be deducted from councillors’ allowances.

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