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Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Fri­day, July 26, 1991 — Gwanda Town Coun­cil will cel­e­brate its at­tain­ment of town sta­tus at a func­tion next month, re­ports the Zim­babwe In­for­ma­tion Service.

The Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, Cde Gil­bert Mlilo, said in a state­ment on Tues­day that the town sta­tus was con­ferred on Gwanda on April 12 af­ter a se­ries of meet­ings with Govern­ment of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing the Se­nior Min­is­ter of Lo­cal Govern­ment, Ru­ral and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment, Cde Joseph Msika.

The state­ment said the Gwanda Town Board also held a num­ber of meet­ings with Ru­ral District Coun­cil Amal­ga­ma­tion Com­mis­sion where it pressed for town sta­tus.

As a jus­ti­fi­ca­tion, it was pointed out among other things that Gwanda ur­ban, the cap­i­tal of Mata­bele­land South, was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing phe­nom­e­nal growth both in terms of in­fras­truc­tural fa­cil­i­ties as well as in terms of pop­u­la­tion, and that with the peace pre­vail­ing in the re­gion, this growth trend was likely to be sus­tained.

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