CHIREDZI – Chiredzi is a unique town. Despite its fame for money from sugar, it has no fire tender.
Chiredzi, undoubtedly Masvingo’s richest town depends on Tongaat Hullet fire tenders whenever a fire breaks out in the town of 30 thousand people.
Town secretary Charles Muchatukwa said the council can’t wait for devolution funds to be released as it hopes to use RTGS$10 000 000 of the promised RTGS$97 839 300 on procuring a fire tender.
“RTGS$10 000 000 will be channelled towards procuring a fire tender since we do not have one and we have been relying on Tongaat Hulett whenever fire accidents occur,” said Muchatukwa.
Chiredzi Residents and Ratepayers Association (CHRRA) chairman Jonathan Muusha said the fire tender priority is welcomed by residents.