Karoi town council commissions capital equipment

By Regis Mhako

THE Karoi town council has commissioned capital equipment worth more than US$400 000 acquired through intergovernmental fiscal transfers and internal initiatives.

The machinery which includes a tipper truck, a backhoe loader, a grader, a 75 Cubic refuse truck, a traffic tow vehicle and a locally assembled ambulance, was commissioned by the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in Mashonaland West Province, Cde Mary Mliswa at Chikangwe stadium in Karoi this Monday.

“We see determination towards the realisation of improved quality of life as we move towards a prosperous and empowered upper-middle-income society by 2030, we see today the strides you are taking as you also move towards your vision to attain Municipal Status by the year 2025,” said the minister.

Karoi Town Council Chairperson, Abel Matsika spoke on the need to harness the newly acquired equipment towards the attainment of municipal status.

“With the availability and proper use of the equipment that you are commissioning today, Hon Minister we see ourselves becoming a municipality long before 2023 a dream that we have heard for so many years, with these pieces of equipment, Honourable Minister, no place, no home and no person is to be left behind, this is a real game-changer.”

Karoi residents are equally excited, saying it will improve service delivery.

The country is implementing the devolution agenda, with the new dispensation committed to ensuring community-driven inclusive development.