The Herald (Zimbabwe)

Harare City Council decentrali­ses

- Herald Reporter

HARARE City Council has appointed officers to head its districts, as it decentrali­ses its service delivery mandate, with each district expected to retain 25 percent of revenue collection­s.

The city fathers say this will improve operations, with each of the districts overseeing services such as water and sewer, road maintenanc­e and payment of bills by residents, as they will also run individual bank accounts.

Eight operationa­l zones have since been establishe­d as follows; Zone 1 ( CBD, Mbare and Sunningdal­e), Zone 2 (Hatfield and Waterfalls), Zone 3 (Highfield, Glen Norah and Hopley), Zone 4 (Budiriro, Glen View, Mufakose and Marimba), Zone 5 (Kambuzuma, Kuwadzana and Dzivarasek­wa), Zone 6 (Mabelreign, Marlboroug­h, Warren Park, and Mt Pleasant), Zone 7 (Borrowdale, Hatcliffe, Greendale, and Highlands) and Zone 8 (Tafara, Mabvuku and Caledonia).

Council acting spokespers­on Mr Michael Chideme said the teams were expected to start work today.

“People who have been appointed as acting area administra­tion officers are, Mr Gift Jumburu (Zone 1), Mrs Lynette Mandoza (Zone 2), Mrs Vienna Govera (Zone 3), Mr Elias Banda (Zone 4), Mr Admore Guzha (Zone 5), Ms Marian Mverechena (Zone 6), Mr Innocent Sithole (Zone 7) and Mr Stanley Gara (Zone 8),” said Mr Chideme.

“Seven more staffers have been appointed to act in the position of district officers following the eleva- tion of other staffers to position of area administra­tion officers.

“These are: Mrs Grace Gora (Highfield), Ms Stella Mutsunge (Dzivarasek­wa), Mrs Chiratidzo Dzama (Budiriro), Mrs Tutsirai Kanojerera (Mabereign/Marlboroug­h), Mr Cassius Munetsi (Highlands/Greendale), Mr Blast Chaparadza (Glen Norah) and Mr Sibert Makuzha (Mt Pleasant).”

The Mayor of Harare, Mr Bernard Manyenyeni,. is on record as saying the latest developmen­t was expected to instill a sense of responsibi­lity to both residents and council workers.

Decentrali­sing municipal activities has been successful­ly implemente­d in Johannesbu­rg, South Africa.

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Mr Chideme

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