Kwekwe acquires two service vehicles for US$100k
KWEKWE-City of Kwekwe has taken delivery of an ambulance and a half tonne truck acquired for US$100 000 to improve service delivery.
Town Clerk Lucia Mkandla confirmed the service vehicles delivered last week to The Mirror.
She said the ambulance was procured at US$63 000 while the truck was purchased for US$43 000.
“I can confirm that we used council funds to buy an ambulance and a half tonne truck to the tune of over US$100 000. The acquisition of these two service vehicles will go a long way in improving service delivery in the city,” she said.
She added that the city had been operating with one ambulance. Mkandla said that their vision is to have an ambulance at all five council run clinic in sync with the World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
Kwekwe City took delivery of a 16 cubic meter tipper truck and a front end loader early this year in a bid to improve operational efficiency.
Mkandla said the equipment has helped council in refuse collection and road rehabilitation.
The local authority is currently constructing Msasa Park clinic in Ward 14 and renovating Amaveni Beerhall into a rehabilitation centre to fight drug and substance abuse.
Three clinics Amaveni, Mbizo 1, Mbizo 11 and Al Davies have been renovated as part of council’s urban renewal programme.