Councillor Tamiswa Njovana
21 April 2017, SHURUGWI - Villagers in Jobolinko have expressed satisfaction with the development prospects of their area, saying their ward Councillor Tamiswa Njovana was doing a wonderful job to improve access to basic services.
People who spoke to TellZim News said being newly resettled, they would conventionally be expected to have the least access to public services like roads, schools and clinics.
Njovana has, however, sought to influence transformation of the area and has overseen the establishment of Jobolinko Clinic which boats a maternity ward.
"We used to travel to as far as Tongogara for health care so it used be hard for us in cases of sudden illnesses and emergencies especially during the night. We are glad that our councillor is representing us well in council and we are seeing development," said one villager.
Others said they would want to see more leaders of the calibre of Njovana after the 2018 general elections.
"When people elect leaders, they want them to represent communal interests and not just to use those positions to enrich themselves. I am delighted that we have Cllr Njovana working hard to uplift our community," said another villager.
Njovana told TellZim News that although there are resource challenges, he was working on more projects that include building a community centre, rehabilitating roads and food for work.
''We are faced with limitations in our resource mobilisation capacity and in getting volunteers to provide labour if there are no incentives but we are determined to succeed," said Njovana.
He also said there was a two-year development plan which seeks to raise funds for the renovation of dilapidated schools, equip farmers and attract investors to explore the area's rich cattle ranching potential.local