By Elvis Dumba
Chinhoyi – The Municipality of Chinhoyi has resolved to lease out the municipal swimming which has been idle and in a dilapidated state for years.
This came out during the municipality’s ordinary full council meeting.
The financially struggling Mashonaland West Provincial capital which is having nightmares in trying to settle over millions of Zimbabwean dollars wages resolved to lease out the community swimming pool which last operated over 20 years ago.
The meeting also resolved to order a road construction company, Tarcon Pvt Ltd, to redo its works on Chinhoyi roads which were recently rehabilitated following an outcry from residents over poor quality works previously done. The city fathers resolved to task the contractor to revisit the project and make amends.
Meanwhile, Chinhoyi Municipality Town Clerk Maxwell Kaitano told the city fathers that the local authority has failed to fully implement a 2013 Green Finger Consultancy firm’s recommendation to streamline its bloated workforce due to the unavailability of funds for retrenchment packages.
“The recommendations of Green Fingers on the council on the down streamlining of our workforce failed as council failed to raise enough money for the retrenchment exercise. Efforts to borrow the funds failed due to the reason that we are over-indebted and currently do not have the capacity to repay the loan,” he said.
In an effort to increase revenue for the local authority to pay staff salaries, the council has recommended turning its transport and parking section into a strategic business unit