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Tinashe Kambarami lights up Bulawayo

by Mandla Ndlovu
16 Nov 2018 at 09:01hrs | Views
The Deputy Mayor of Bulawayo Tinashe Kambarami has proved to be a councillor par excellence after being the first City father in the current council to do meaning development to his ward.

Kambarami through consultations with residents of Ward 3 in Bulawayo has launched a project of installing street lights in his ward to protect residents from being mugged by robbers at night.

Currently the  street lights have been erected in Woodville suburb as the project is spreading to all other areas under his jurisdiction.

Speaking to Bulawayo24 on Thursday Deputy Mayor Kambarami  said, "Woodville is one of the old residential area that needs our attention. We have secured 50 street lights for the suburb and today we installed some in  Drayton road  which is  the feeder road  (main road)."

"Regardless of  the economic meltdown, we will not stop making progress. It is time for change and we will use all our energy, time and brains to make sure that our city is a smart city." He added. "This project is part of our  ward retention fund which is 3% of what residents have paid over a certain period."

Kambarami has posed himself as a visionary who is in a crusade of bringing good fortunes to the City of Bulawayo.

In an interview with state media recently he said he was working together with the mayor, Clr Solomon Mguni and the rest of the councillors towards establishing a City  bank, which was not only going to boost investor confidence but was to also create employment in the city.

"We want to set up a Municipal Bank that will help us build trust among our investors. This will be one of our biggest projects as I think we will be one of the only cities in the world to have such a bank.

"In this bank we will be managing our investors money, we will nott have any stories that the money has been diverted for other projects, we are going to manage our resources within this bank," said Clr Kambarami.

He said not only will the bank be entrusted with investors funds but will also have other income generating schemes meant to create revenue inflows to the local authority which will then be directed to service delivery.

"The bank will have facilities like pension schemes for our employees, medical aid facilities, insurance schemes both for vehicles and in the long term for houses and buildings, which is one of the core functions of the local authority.

"We will employ professional people to run this bank and this will be an upside because we will be creating employment to our people, which is also critical considering the state of unemployment in our city," said the deputy mayor.

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Source - Byo24News