Date set for Byo new Town Clerk

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BU­L­AWAYO’S new Town Clerk Mr Christo­pher Dube will start work on Oc­to­ber 1, Mayor Coun­cil­lor Martin Moyo said yes­ter­day.

The Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Board re­cently ap­proved the ap­point­ment of Mr Dube (55) as the new Town Clerk of Bu­l­awayo.

Mr Dube, who was Vic­to­ria Falls Town Clerk, re­places Mr Mid­dle­ton Ny­oni who died in Septem­ber last year.

Clr Moyo said Mr Dube re­quested some time be­fore he starts his new job in Bu­l­awayo.

“Mr Dube is our new Town Clerk and he will start work on Oc­to­ber 1. He told us that he needs to wind up busi­ness be­fore he comes to Bu­l­awayo and we agreed. In the mean­time we will work with our act­ing Town Clerk Mrs Sikhangele Zhou,” said Clr Moyo while ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists at a me­dia con­sul­ta­tive meet­ing or­gan­ised by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity yes­ter­day.

Mr Dube beat the city’s Cham­ber Sec­re­tary, Mrs Zhou, and for­mer Tsholot­sho Ru­ral District Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mr Ron­nie Dube and Hwange Col­liery Com­pany fi­nance man­ager Mr Gift Sibanda to claim the post.

Mean­while, Vic­to­ria Falls Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is hunt­ing for Mr Dube’s suc­ces­sor.

Vic­to­ria Falls Mayor Coun­cil­lor Si­fiso Mpofu said Mr Dube was serv­ing his three-month no­tice be­fore he leaves the lo­cal author­ity hence the need to im­me­di­ately scout for a re­place­ment.

“It’s con­firmed that the Town Clerk is go­ing to Bu­l­awayo and we have to re­place him as soon as pos­si­ble. He is al­ready serv­ing his no­tice of three months and nat­u­rally we have to look for some­one else,” said Clr Mpofu.

He said it will be dif­fi­cult to find a per­fect re­place­ment for an in­no­va­tive man like Mr Dube, whose ideas had put Vic­to­ria Falls town on a de­vel­op­men­tal track.

“We have to re­ally en­gage some­body who will fit into his (Mr Dube) shoes. Of course his de­par­ture has some ef­fects on us as a coun­cil be­cause he was in­no­va­tive and brought pro­gres­sive ideas but as peo­ple we have to de­velop pro­fes­sion­ally,” said the mayor.

“An op­por­tu­nity opened for him to a big city like Bu­l­awayo and we wouldn’t have con­tin­ued hold­ing onto him be­cause he has to grow pro­fes­sion­ally. We will miss him and we wish him well hop­ing that Bu­l­awayo will wel­come him warmly.”

Vic­to­ria Falls mu­nic­i­pal­ity is also seek­ing to em­ploy a new trea­surer who will re­place the in­cum­bent Mr Them­binkosi Khu­malo who re­tires at the end of this year.

The coun­cil’s bid to ap­point a town trea­surer with­out ad­ver­tis­ing for the post was re­cently re­jected by the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Board, which or­dered the lo­cal author­ity to fol­low pro­ce­dure.

Coun­cil­lor Martin Moyo

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