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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Byo Councillors sworn in

Story by Lisa Masuku

THE Citizens Coalition for Change proceeded with the swearing-in of newly-elected councillors in Bulawayo, despite earlier indications that the opposition party was rejecting the outcome of the August 23 general elections in toto.

More than 30 new councillors were sworn in, vowing to write a new chapter in the city, which has become synonymous with poor service delivery.

A total of 38 councillors, including nine elected through the women’s quota system, were sworn in this Thursday.

After being sworn in this Wednesday, the councillors said they are ready to hit the ground running in addressing the myriad of challenges in the city, which include refuse collection, water supply and sewage burst problems.

“Bulawayo used to be the cleanest city, we want to bring that back,” one of the councillors told the ZBC News.

“We are ready to hit the ground running. One of our biggest challenges here in Bulawayo is uncollected refuse. The Bulawayo city centre has become a dump site. We want to address that,” another added.

The 38 Bulawayo City councillors sworn in comprise 29 who were elected on the 23rd of August as well as nine women, elected through a quota system.

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