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Mberengwa RDC makes good use of devolution funds

Story by Courage Bushe

THE Mberengwa Rural District Council has made good use of devolution funds after procuring a drill rig and a motorised grader worth over ZW$300 million.

The equipment will ensure a poor road network and water woes in the Mberengwa district are a thing of the past.

The procurement of the machinery has also received buy-in from the Mberengwa community.

“We are very happy with the initiative because we were faced with water challenges and we are confident that it’s now a thing of the past,” one of the Mberengwa community members told ZBC News.

Another added, “You can see that in the last rainy season our roads were damaged by rain. The bad roads have been affecting our businesses, but we are now hoping for the better since we got a grader.”

The local leadership is convinced that the second republic’s devolution agenda will spur development as the country surges towards Vision 2030.

“We are very happy with what the RDC has done, especially using these devolution funds. This shows how the government under the leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa is committed to changing lives and developing communities. We are hopeful that the water situation and road network in Mberengwa will improve following the purchase of these machines,” said the Mberengwa District Development Coordinator, Vafias Hlabati.

Mberengwa Rural District Council Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Percy Mwedzi weighed in saying the machinery will be used to spearhead infrastructure development projects in the district.

“The equipment will assist in completing infrastructure development projects such as the construction of roads and we are very sure that the water situation in Mberengwa district will improve since we have acquired the drill rig,” he said.

The devolution programme has transformed rural and urban communities countrywide with the government targeting inclusive development to attain an upper middle-income society by 2030.

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