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Residents blame opposition-led council for poor service delivery

Story by John Nhandara

HARARE residents are fuming over the continued deterioration in service delivery under the watch of the opposition-led council.

The Zimbabwe National Organisation Association of Residents Trust (ZNOART) this Friday held an interface with Harare residents in Westlea, where the community expressed concern over the continued deterioration of service delivery.

“There is no refuse collection taking place and people now resort to dumping which does not only pollute the environment but also pose a health hazard,” expressed a Westlea resident.

“Their billing system is not accurate. The estimates are very exorbitant and beyond the reach of many,” said a Harare resident.

ZNOART National Chairperson, Mr Shalvar Chikomba questioned the ability of the opposition to run the country when they have failed to run the city.

He said, “The city council has failed. It’s not a secret and you then wonder whether we have serious people in office or not. They are after making money at the expense of ratepayers. No wonder why some of them are before the courts.”

Meanwhile, officers from the CID drugs and narcotics unit took the opportunity to educate communities on the dangers of drug and substance abuse.

District Criminal Liaison Officer under CID drugs and narcotics, Detective Assistant Inspector Tendayi Muchengi said, “Let’s take responsibility as parents to monitor our kids. Drugs that are being abused include cocaine and crystal meth.”

The scourge of drug and substance abuse has already seen authorities setting up an Inter-Ministerial Committee to deal with the vice.

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