Rushinga’s five by-laws gazetted

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Mashonaland Central & West News - Cle­tus Mushanawani Mash Cen­tral Bureau

RUSHINGA Ru­ral District Coun­cil now has five ap­proved by-laws as part of the Min­istry of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Pub­lic Works and Na­tional Hous­ing’s 100 day tar­get to en­sure that lo­cal au­thor­i­ties’ by-laws are gazetted.

Rushinga RDC chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mr Paradzai Mun­yede con­firmed the re­cent gazetting of the five by-laws that in­clude the traf­fic, pub­lic health, refuse re­moval, hawk­ers and street ven­dors and anti-lit­ter by-laws.

“This was part of the Min­istry of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, Pub­lic Works and Na­tional Hous­ing’s 100-day tar­get to en­sure that by-laws for RDCs are gazetted.

“This is a mile­stone as it has been very dif­fi­cult to have th­ese by-laws gazetted.

“The new po­lit­i­cal dis­pen­sa­tion is prov­ing that things are now mov­ing,” he said.

Mr Mun­yede added: “The by-laws are the ad­min­is­tra­tive tools for us pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tors to use in our daily op­er­a­tions.

“They give us the le­gal ba­sis to im­ple­ment coun­cil res­o­lu­tions and con­trol how ac­tiv­i­ties will be done in the district. With the anti-lit­ter by-law now in place, we will able to con­trol how lit­ter is dis­posed by ratepay­ers, thereby en­sur­ing a clean en­vi­ron­ment.”

Mr Mun­yede re­it­er­ated calls for an im­prove­ment in health fa­cil­i­ties in Rushinga as vil­lagers were walk­ing long dis­tances to ac­cess ser­vices.

“Our health de­liv­ery sys­tem is still poor in Rushinga. Peo­ple are walk­ing very long dis­tances to ac­cess pub­lic health fa­cil­i­ties.

“Some of them have no money for trans­port and end up en­dur­ing walk­ing long dis­tances to the near­est clinic. This usu­ally worsen their health con­di­tion.

“Our health fa­cil­i­ties are also cater­ing for peo­ple from the neigh­bour­ing Mozam­bique and this is stretch­ing the little avail­able re­sources to the limit.

“We need more clin­ics in Rushinga,” he said.

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