Decentralisation of municipal services has begun to produce positive results for zone 6 following the participation of a local construction company Westmoreland that refurbished council offices.
The company came on board after learning that council had decentralised its services.
The district has also bought plant and equipment to use for road maintenance using proceeds from the 25 percent retention facility.
Acting Town Clerk Mrs Josephine Ncube witnessed the refurbishment when she officiated at the handover ceremony of the work done.
Mr Bwanya of Westmoreland Properties funded the refurbishment.
“I would like thank Mr Bwanya and Westmoreland Construction Company for the donation of painting materials to renovate our Mabelreign district office which is a wonderful sign of commitment by the company and its workforce in the advancement of City efforts, in particular Zone 6 here in Mabelreign, Marlborough encompassing Mt Pleasant.
“The council has come up with two important developments which are intended to change the way we manage the city activities, the focus is that there should be close relationship between the council, its residents and business people such as Westmoreland, who operate within the city. The intention is also to make sure that in terms of service delivery we are more responsive to issues in the Zones”.
“Secondly, council has decentralised the provision of services to get those things you need from the City within your area and demystify ease of doing business making it easier for people to open and operate businesses within our sphere of influence,” said Mrs Ncube.
Westmoreland construction company, were motivated to donate materials in appreciation of City of Harare decentralisation program, as matters can now be solved at their door steps without decamping to Town House, Cleveland House or Rowan Martin Buildings.