Chipinge Town Council is celebrating three awards it recently won as a result of impressive service delivery efforts that many people say will see the urban area attracting increased investment over the next few years.
The local authority won three accolades in the Local Government Awards that were held on August 23 in Harare. The council scooped Town Secretary of the Year award, First Runner-up Award for Engineer of the Year and Housing as well as the Land Management Award.
Speaking to iTell News, Chipinge Town Council administrator, Joseph Mashingaidze congratulated the council head for working tirelessly.
"We congratulate our town secretary, Susan Dube (Malati) and engineer Mlauzi for receiving such an honour. This gives us confidence that we can do more for our residents. I urge all residents to pay their bills in time so that we keep doing a sterling job for them," Mashingaidze said.
He said the local authority had embarked on an emergency road resurfacing exercise on roads that were damaged by heavy rains experienced in 2017/2018 rainy season.
The council recently received funds from Zimbabwe National Road Authority (Zinara) that enabled it to purchase road maintenance equipment.
"We have rehabilitated a 1km stretch of Moodie Street but due to unpredictable weather conditions, the work took a long time to complete. Reconstruction of First Street and the resealing of Seventh Street are our next targets.
"We received funds from Zinara which helped us in the purchase of the machinery. The machinery shall be delivered any time from now and shall go a long way in the rehabilitation of our roads. We will also upgrade water infrastructure to meet the demand of the ever expanding Chipinge town population," he added.
Chipinge town's population is over 20 000.business