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19 May 2016 at 13:24hrs | Views
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19/05/2016, 12:01 - ‪+263 7* *** ****‬: Gweru city authority should have holistic approach

Recent statements by the acting Director of finance  show confrontational approach with regard to ratepayers failing to honour their obligations.

Gweru local authority should show accountability that is principled and that is responsive to the needs of the ratepayers and in particular to the poor.We all know what is happening in Zimbabwe yet someone in office wants to milistaric in their language.. The same authority that chases vendors, fleamarkert operators etc wants their money!People spend the better part of the day running away from your corrupt officers yet you demand a kobo from the same people.This money you need is for your allowances  and endless trips and meetings you have regularly.
Voters are to blame as well ,we choose people into power with questionable integrity. Aspiring councillors come with populist inclinations which find rapport with the desperate voters.

As the point man in finance why not embrace pre paid water like Harare, Shurugwi, Beitbridge   to mention some authorities that have seen the benefits of prepaid water in terms of revenue collection. Your authority charges ratepayers on estimates . ln recent months water is rarely available in Gweru, three to four days in a week there is no water yet the bill stays the same if not more. lnstall at those premises that are failing to pay and see what will happen.You mention government departments for instance so why not start there instead of behaving like a bully towards poor domestic users.

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