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Mutare residents praise service delivery improvements

 

City of Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi

 

TellZim Reporter

Residents
from Mutare have commented the city council for improvements made in the
provision of services under the obtaining economic situation saying water
provision and refuse collection have seen remarkable improvements.

Engaging
in the TellZim News Mutare WhatsApp platform, residents applauded the local
authority for making concerted efforts to ensure the provision of water to most
residential areas, though erratic to some, was guaranteed.

“Whilst
there is still a lot more that needs to be done, the state of service delivery
in Mutare has improved

“Especially
routine collection of refuse in suburbs and the Central Business District (CBD),”
wrote one resident.

Another
resident said that refuse collection from his area is being done every Tuesday
and tap water is provided on daily basis commenting the local authority for
giving an ear and feedback to residents.

“Very
true, Mutare is way better than other cities in the country. I stay in Sakubva
and refuse collection is on point. Water is always available and when there is
a fault which will see water cutoffs they always communicate.

“Evert Tuesday
our bins are collected and also vanhu veku Council are now attending meetings
and answering questions from residents,” another resident concurred.

Residents
agreed that there are some improvements which needs to be done but the council
was heading in the right direction.

“There
has been a marked improvement, you no longer see heaps of rubbish in the
streets. As I said there is a lot that needs to be done for instance street
lighting is poor in Sakubva.

“Sanitation
for ablutions in council leased properties is still something that needs to be
addressed, but kana pane chagonekwa we comment anticipating continued service
delivery improvements,” said one resident.

The
discussions were initiated after City of Mutare spokesperson Spren Mutiwi
updated members on the Multi City Challenge Africa competitions which the local
authority is participating in.

Residents
also called on the local authority to attend to the road infrastructure which
they say is now in a terrible state.

Most
local authorities across the country have been struggling to maintain their
roads as the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara) has not been
forthcoming with local authority money allocations.

 

 

 

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