CHIVHU - Service delivery is increasingly becoming a tall order in a number of councils nationwide but this is not the case as far as Chikomba Rural District Council (RDC) is concerned as residents in the small town have expressed satisfaction in efforts being taken by the city fathers in providing quality service.
Residents who spoke to TellZim News have expressed hope that the new administration will continue making sure that service delivery is improved especially on three major problematic issues which are refuse collection, resurfacing of roads that are in a very poor state and improved water supply.
“It is my hope and trust that the Chiwara led administration will improve service delivery in Chivhu. We have seen that the council has already acquired a standard refuse collection vehicle which is a major development that will improve refuse collection in the town,” said one resident.
“The council has made strides in refuse collection and we applaud them for that and most notably roads are being resurfaced in most suburbs in the town which have been in very bad state.
The previous administration did its part and we have opened a new chapter and we expect to see a better and more improved town as we are witnessing signs of development,” said another.
Chivhu Residents and Ratepayers Association (CHRRA) Secretary David Marufu has also praised the council for making efforts in improving the state of affairs in the town citing developments that have been undertaken so far.
“We applaud the efforts by the new administration at council. Roads are being resurfaced and opening new ones in some suburbs.
Refuse collection has improved with the recently acquired vehicle making work easier. Pay toilets are being built at Victoria Square and progress is being made on the construction of council offices that had long been forgotten,” said Marufu.
Due to the ongoing load shedding that is being experienced nationwide, some residents feel it is time that council consider installing a sophisticated solar system that will be used to pump water as the small town is experiencing erratic water supplies.
“It is high time that our council use solar system to pump water for residents. Some areas like Northwood and others on high ground can go for days without water, I hope council will act to avert erratic water supplies something that the previous administration failed to do,” said a resident.
Things seems to be getting better at Chikomba RDC since former HR manager Bullen Tatenda Chiwara took over as CEO after the death of Luckson Mutara who had served the local authority for 20 years.