Mutare receives new equipment

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The Mutare City council has received new equipment including a tipper truck, ambulance and refuse dumper worth hundreds of thousand dollars, the Business Times can report.

The local authority said it will procure more equipment as part of its recapitalisation programme targeted at addressing the road infrastructure challenges around the city as well as improving service delivery.

“We anticipate procuring more plants and equipment as the year progresses,’’ council spokesperson Spren Mutiwi told Business Times.

He added: “As council we have been operating below residents’ expectations as we had a last purchase of this magnitude more than a decade ago. We now have three reliable ambulances on the road after the recent buy, but we still need more for efficient and effective health delivery system for our city.”

Mutiwi said the local authority is still in dire need of additional ambulances to cope with the ever increasing population to enhance its service delivery.

Mutare mayor Blessing Tandi said: “As council we need to increase our ambulance fleet, as it is still below what we require as a big city.”

The council, however, is owed more than ZWL$400m by residents. It has appealed to residents to come forward and make payment plans after efforts to engage a debt collector was shot down by the courts.

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