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Bulawayo residents list demands to incoming CCC councillors

by Staff reporter
03 Sep 2023 at 21:21hrs | Views
BULAWAYO residents have compiled a list of demands that they want incoming councillors Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) to address when they are sworn in.

The CCC swept all council and parliamentary seats in the city.

"We are looking forward to the stewardship of innovative and critically thinking leaders who will look into solving these hurdles through short-and long-term smart solutions," the Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) said.

"The city particularly in high density suburbs is now characterised by continued sewer bursts which are conducive to the spread of waterborne diseases such as typhoid and cholera, which claimed innocent lives in Luveve in 2020."

Bulawayo suffers from urban decay, poor service delivery and water  challenges among other ills.

Residents challenged council to follow up on unfinished projects such as the Egodini mall.

"Instead, there should be an accurate billing system that is favourable to all interested parties without having one party being disenfranchised with exorbitant bills," BPRA added.

"Local authority budgets should be inclusive and gender sensitive in nature without excluding residents in the process of budget making initiatives."

Source - Southern Eye
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