Harare Provincial Development Coordinator (PDC) Tafadzwa Muguti has ordered a fresh restructuring of the Harare City Council (HCC) aimed at ensuring efficiency in the running of the local authority.
In a letter addressed to HCC acting mayor Steward Mutizwa, dated October 11, 2021, which was seen by Business Times, Muguti called for a meeting last week to discuss the proposed restructuring.
“The PDC is scheduling a meeting at Investment House on October 15, 2021 to discuss issues that were raised in the meeting with the acting mayor Mutizwa. Critical and pertinent issues raised in the meeting for your attention include restructuring of the human capital department and staffing,” reads part of the letter.
The resolutions of last week’s meeting were, however, not available by the time of going to print.
All efforts to get a comment from Muguti were futile.
He referred all questions to do with the proposed restructuring to staffers at his office saying he was busy.
Mutizwa was not available for comment.
In the past few years, the HCC Human Capital Department has been bungling several human resources decisions.
Recently, the HCC human capital director Cainos Chingombe won a labour case against HCC and is entitled to full payment of all his salary dues and benefits.
Several other top officials at the city council have also taken the HCC to court.
This could result in the local authority losing millions of dollars from lawsuits.