Govt must intervene in council operations
EDITOR — Bulawayo residents have a lot of grievances that have not been addressed by their council authorities.
Yet it’s not only Bulawayo residents, but every Zimbabwean citizen has a complaint against their respectable local authority. The debate about the Gweru mansion’s use is clear testimony that those who hold top positions in local authorities are selfish and corrupt.
The problem of corruption has become the order of the day in most cities and towns. Instead of worrying about strategic ways of raising funds to address problems encountered by most cities and towns, people are worried about how they can satisfy their own needs and wants. The time for Government to intervene is now. Loyal and committed people should be appointed. Frequent monitoring of those in charge has to be done so that they do not get too comfortable and start abusing funds and perform poorly in delivering their services. Residents are the reason why these people have jobs so they should make sure that delivering good service is their top priority.
A lot needs to be done to restore smooth operations of all cities and towns. We can only be successful in doing that if Government keeps its eyes on the business of local authorities. Sithembiso Nyathi