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Shurugwi TC Chairperson pledges to upscale service delivery


GWERU-The newly elected Shurugwi Town Council Chairperson, Fanuel Machiya has vowed to bring back the scenic mining town to its former glory by upscaling service delivery in his first 100 days in office.

Since he took office, Machiya who is a former teacher held extensive engagement meetings with various stakeholders.

Among the topical issues that emerged during his engagements include constant provision of portable water, infrastructure development, curbing of corruption and waste disposal.

He also engaged the former town Chairpersons to share experiences on best practices of budget formulation processes among other issues.

Machiya told The Midweek Watch that one of the top agenda in his tenure of office is the provision of water, stakeholder engagements and creating a positive culture to employees.

“As the new Council, water is number one on the priority list and we have started to engage our stakeholders in that regards to see how can they can assist us,” he said.

He said Shurugwi has abundant water but the town council is facing challenge of ageing infrastructure.

He vowed that in “a period of three months there will be a big difference in terms of water provision to residents”.

In terms of orderliness in the mining town, the town Chairperson said his council will engage the concerned sectors so that there will be harmony and sanity.

“We are also going to engage our vendors and the mushikashika operators (unregistered pirate taxes) so that we will have a win- win situation. We know that the vendors need to benefit from their business, at the same time the beauty of the town should not be compromised,” added Machiya.

 Machiya said his council will engage the City Park which was contracted by the local authority to sanitize parking system in the mining town.

However, he said council will not tolerate a situation whereby City Park will be more concerned about profit maximization at the expense of poor residents, adding that  everyone must benefit.

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