Harare City Council ha achieved positive results despite the economic challenges facing the country and local authorities, Deputy Mayor Cllr Enock Mupamawonde has said.
Speaking during the Project Based Budget Training for Harare Executives and Councilors in Harare yesterday Cllr Mupamawonde said Council has managed to remain afloat against all odds.
“We have managed to remain afloat, operating in very difficult environment characterized by prices and currency instability during the first half of the year of 2019 hence being able to finance service delivery.”
The Deputy Mayor said infrastructural development improved.
“Road habilitation works were done on our network in the CBD including the design and construction of the High Glen/Glen Eagles traffic circle (round about)”
“City Beautification works are on-going in the City with the Samora Machel Avenue and Julius Nyerere Way center islands completed.”
“First Street is being redesigned with support from Econet Wireless.”, he said.
He also that drastic change was made in the Social Service area.
“Tariro Clinic and Youth Centre in Hopley, Mabvuku Enhanced Poly Clinic, Kuwadzana Library and Primary Schools were commissioned, whilst Matapi flats were rehabilitated.”, he said.
Cllr Mupamawonde acknowledged the work that has been done on governance and administration.
“IRBM is being implemented systematically, Standard Operating Procedures are being developed and implemented, a council-wide job evaluation is underway, a new Master Plan is being developed and strategies are being pursued to improve employee engagement levels from the current 32%. The above are aimed at improving performance, enhance accountability and maximize on efficiencies.”, he said.
Council made fruitful partnerships in Water and Sanitation as a strategy to eradicate cholera. Other partners also include GIZ, HigherLife Foundation, Vitens Evides International of the Netherlands (Water Works Project).