ZAKA – Zaka Rural District Council (RDC) says the RTGS$650 000 devolution funds released to it was invested towards health, with some new clinics expected to be built while existing ones will be improved.
Speaking to TellZim News after the devolution meeting held at Zaka Rural District Council (RDC) board room recently, Zaka RDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Majaura said the responsible committee agreed to use the money to complete clinic projects in the district.
He said initially, council had prioritised the purchase of a rig and a grader but realisations were then made that the money was not going to be enough.
“When we discovered that the amount could not support the plans, we decided to invest it mainly in our clinics and schools projects. We allocated the amount to constituencies and the local MPs have given us names of projects they want to be supported,” said Majaura.
In Zaka East Machiva, Njiva and Benzi clinics will be developed in terms of plumbing and electricity connections while the other amount will be put towards the construction of Chiromo Clinic.
In Zaka Central, the funds will be directed towards Four Miles and Tovani clinics which are still being built but with progress having stopped due to lack of materials.
Murerekwa Primary School, whose roof was blown away by Cyclone Idai, will get a share in the Zaka Central’s share of the money.
In Zaka North, Makwau Clinic will get a share while the other has gone to Muroyi School which was also affected by the cyclone.
In Zaka West, Njiva Clinic and other projects will benefit from the money.