GUTU: With all hope of constructive engagement seemingly fading away, Gutu residents have sought refuge in the District Development Coordinator’s (DDC) office to put an end to the rot at the town house.
Gutu Rural District Council (RDC) is at loggerheads with residents over council’s poor service delivery which has been worsened by lack of ‘accountability’.
CommuTalk is in possession of a letter written to Gutu DDC, Chiedza Tafireyi against the Alexander Mutembwa led council from the Gutu United Residents and Ratepayers Association (GURRA) seeking interventions to unanswered questions.
Chief among issues raised is non-delivery of purchased equipment since last year with no satisfactory response from the local authority.
“We are kindly requesting your good office to intervene in any way possible within your mandate. As residents, we requested for full information concerning the non-delivery of service vehicles that are said to have been purchased by Gutu Rural District Council.
“The machinery includes a motorized grader, front end loader, back-hole loader and motor vehicle. There are also indications that procurement might not have been done properly,” the letter reads.
“Residents also needed explanation concerning the unilateral amendment to 2020 budget by council. It has been noted that most of the revenue collected by council in 2020 was not in line with the estimates of income and expenditure for the year as required by the law,” further reads the letter.
Tafireyi confirmed receipt of the letter and said she was yet to see the letter’s contents since she was out of office.
“Yes I heard that the letter was delivered to my office but I am yet to see it because I am not at the office,” said Tafireyi.