Chiredzi – Chiredzi Rural District Council has procured 32 motorbikes for its councillors at a cost of ZW $3 312 000, 00 the local authority Chief executive Officer (CEO) Ailes Baloyi has confirmed.
The motorbikes are being allocated to councillors on a loan facility in which ZW$ 2 300 per month of the purchase price will be deducted from their allowances until they finish the payment.
The motorbikes which are intend to ease transport for the councillors in one of the country’s biggest (by surface area) and most inaccessible districts were handed over to the councillors in January after they were purchased in December last year.
Council chairman Alderman Edward Lisimati Matsilele said it has been difficult for councillors to meet times for meetings when they use public transport and the motorbikes are going to address that problem.
“With this mode of transport the councillors can effectively serve their wards. It has also been difficult for them to catch times for meetings and the motorbikes will definitely address that problem.
“Chiredzi is one of the biggest districts by surface area and many areas are largely inaccessible due to bad roads and damaged bridges,” said Matsilele.
Ward 28 Councillor Isaac Gwanangara said the motorbikes are a major boost for service delivery.
He said he sometimes arrived late or missed meeting because of public transport and the motorbikes will allow him to move freely. https://masvingomirror.com