Ward 9 Councilor Stewart Mutizwa has reignited his energy to work for the upliftment of his ward.
In a wide ranging feedback to residents, Cllr Mutizwa said he engaged Environment Africa to set up a waste separation facility to maintain the aesthetics of the city’s cleanest ward.
“I would like to thank you all for supporting the clean-up campaigns we undertook, and hope it will discourage the few who are still littering the environment.”
“We are working towards our material recovery center in partnership with Environment Africa. We hope to be up and running in 3 months.
“This will then require us to start separation at source for easy of collection. The usual door to door will continue though at times we are affected by fuel shortages and breakdowns,” he said.
He said a water delivery company donated a generator for street lighting. He is engaging more corporates to participate in ward development activities.
“LS Waters donated a generator to light all the 20 street lights on Metcalf road. Indeed this spirit will take us far as a community.”
“I am also talking to other corporates to do anything they can to help our community, Mandara Eastern Road residents are also doing something to light their street .”
“This will be a different project which will be a solar powered. The gadgets are on their way and soon will be installed,” he said.
This, he said, will go a long way in helping the security situation which he described as ‘risky’.
“Our areas are now vulnerable to thieves and robbers. I there urge our residents to be on high alert for as long as the economy remains bad.”
He warned residents against leaving their cars and properties unsecured as well as using phones with headphones on.
On roads he said that council is currently unable to service roads because it cannot access tar.
“There are companies donating paint for road signs and naming. We will do them before year end,” he said.
He said storm water drains are receiving attention ahead of the rain season.
Clr Mutizwa said he has engaged various authorities to look into the Latmar development where stand sales were unprocedurally.
“The sale was done without the fundamentals being done prior to the sale. The fundamentals include consulting residents, district office and councilor,” he said.
“The other thing is the availability of the Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A). For the development to go ahead, the court has instructed council and ministry to satisfy the above issues,” he said.
On transport he said the ZUPCO bus service has been a great relief. He wanys more buses.
On quality and level of raw water he said, council has engaged the government to speed the construction of the Musami and Kunzvi dams.
“Water remains a challenge with the level of our raw water and quality thereof; this will then require more chemicals to clean it,” he said.
“We have engaged government to speed the construction of Kunzvi and Musami dams to augment the already depleted source."