‘We salute our city fa­thers for ap­pre­ci­at­ing the res­i­dents’ plight

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

MASVINGO res­i­dents will not fork out more in rates next year af­ter the city coun­cil adopted a $27 mil­lion stand­still bud­get for 2017.

Coun­cil’s fi­nance and de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee chair­man Coun­cil­lor Baby­lon Beta said the lo­cal au­thor­ity con­sulted res­i­dents on next year’s bud­get in all 10 wards.

Dur­ing the con­sul­ta­tions it was re­alised that most res­i­dents were strug­gling to pay bills and the lo­cal

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