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Masvingo City acquires US$2m vehicles, equipment

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Masvingo City acquires US$2m vehicles, equipment



MASVINGO- City of Masvingo has taken charge of service delivery trucks and capital equipment procured for US$2 156 093 from devolution funds, own funds and Zinara disbursements.
Minister of State for Masvingo, Ezra Chadzamira commissioned the fleet on Tuesday at Civic Centre.
Mayor Aleck Tabe, Town Clerk Engineer Edward Mukaratirwa and senior managers attended the commissioning.
The fleet includes three Belarus fire tenders procured of US$1, 4 m, two 15 cubic meter tippers for US$353 562, a grid roller for US$109 250, a refuse truck at US$179 141, two Toyota single cab vehicles for US$76 840 and three Toyota sedans for US$42 300.
The equipment and vehicles were acquired from Croco Motors, Dulys, Byword Motors and Amtec.
Chadzamira said the fire tender trucks will significantly enhance disaster management response capabilities in and around the city.
“I implore the city authority to utilize these resources with utmost care to improve the quality of service delivery and meet the expectation of our residents…
“The purchase of this capital equipment for disaster management, roads maintenance and refuse collection is a direct response to calls from stakeholders and clients for improved service delivery. The road equipment, in particular, will enable more extensive coverage in road maintenance and construction within the city,” he said.
Engineer Mukaratirwa said the council is amongst the first beneficiaries’ of the Belarus fire tender trucks.
He said the Grid Roller will be used at the land fill and for road construction and maintenance.
“We really appreciate the support we get from the Government both at national and provincial level to be able to provide services to our community.
“We also appreciate the support that we get from our service providers,” said Mukaratirwa.
Tabe said the procurement of the equipment and vehicles is a milestone approach toward provision of service delivery.

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