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Acting Town Clerk Edward Mukaratirwa
Mukai Musimwa

MASVINGO— The city council has approved the proposed allocation of $100 000 towards each of the 10 wards in Masvingo Urban under the ward development fund in the 2020 city budget.
If approved by the ministry of local government, all the ten councillors will each receive a chunk of money which will be directed towards developmental projects.
Presenting his 2020 budget proposal, Ward 9 councillor and Finance Committee chairperson Babylon Beta said that they have incorporated the $100 000 ward development fund which was pushed for by the councillors but the allocation of the money will be given in relationship to the payment of rates per ward.
“Under this budget, we have an allocation of $100 000 ward development fund which will be channelled towards facilitating ward based development. We give the money in relation to the payment of rates in a particular ward.
“The councillors will use the money to upgrade their wards and we hope that this move will go a long way in ensuring that all our people embark in various developmental and income generating projects,” said Beta.
If it sails through, the ward development fund will draw $1 million from the council’s 2020 budget which is pegged at about $221 million.
Ward 10 councillor Sengerayi Manyanga, who has been most vocal in pushing for the ward development fund, said the councillors have a lot of projects which they want to do for the people in their wards but are limited by resources.
“Our Members of Parliament receive their Constituency Development Funds to push for development in their constituencies so we proposed that the council budget for the ward development fund as well. This fund will make sure that we deliver to our people.
“Our people look to us to improve their lives and surroundings but we do not have the money. If this fund is approved, we will be able to deliver. The council has already adopted the budget so we now await the minister to approve,” said Manyanga.

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