Govt must in­ter­vene in coun­cil op­er­a­tions

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

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

President Mu­gabe

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