MPANDAWANA - Gutu Rural District Council (RDC) has bought a refuse compactor from Dulys AMC in Harare, a development which will result in a cleaner environment in the rapidly expanding town.
The RDC spent $156 000 on the purchase which is expected to help improve service delivery in the area of refuse collection and management.
Gutu RDC Chief Executive officer (CEO) Alexander Mutembwa said the vehicle will improve refuse collection efficiency.
“We are glad that we have managed to mobilise our own resources towards this asset which will be put to use as soon as the minister has come to commission it,” said Mutembwa.
Gutu RDC chairperson, Cllr Nicholas Zambara said council had made a wise investment which will serve the local authority money in the long run.
"The people we represent in council are the beneficiaries of this substantial investment. This is the kind of progress we want to see in our council,” said Zambara.
Gutu RDC has been battling to keep a litter-free environment in the sprawling new town of Mpandawana, but low levels of rate payments have meant less money than required to fulfill that critical service delivery mandate.
The council has been using a tractor to collect refuse in the whole town.