MVUMA – Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo has approved the 2022 annual budget for Chirumanzu Rural District Council.
The local authority’s budget is unique as it is probably the only one in the country which shows a decrease from 2021. The budget was reduced from $612 million to $599 million.
Hepson Pisira, a senior employee in the Finance Department confirmed the approval to The Mirror. The early approval is going to allow council to embark on projects early, Said Pisira.
“I am happy to note that the government has approved our 2022 annual budget which was tabled at $599 million down from $612 million.
“We had to reduce the budget given the performance of the 2021 budget and the general economic situation where every council is failing to collect rates from residents “, he said.
“The approved budget is a program based budget with a bias towards enhancing service delivery. We will complete Chapwanya, Chimbindi, Mazvimba, Kuzvitonga, Mudzengi, and Musena clinics, Fedean and Hillview Primary Schools, Mvuma stadium and construct another secondary school in Mvuma to decongest Leopard Takawira High”, he said.
Chirumhanzu was accorded town status last year making it the seventh town in the Midlands Province after Gweru, Zvishavane, Shurugwi, Redcliff, Gokwe and Kwekwe.https://masvingomirror.com