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Chinhoyi to ‘rubber-stamp’ town clerk appointment

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Little-known Chinhoyi Municipality housing director Timothy Maregere could be elevated to the post of substantive town clerk if the local authority today passes a resolution for his appointment.

Acting mayor Busani Dube-Marumahoko yesterday confirmed the agenda of the meeting.

“Full council would convene tomorrow (today) and adopt minutes of the recommendations from all substantive committees, including the human resources committee which recommended three candidates to the Local Government Board (LGB),” Dube-Marumahoko told NewsDay.

Maregere, who came first ahead of two other aspirants in the selection interviews recently, is tipped to land the top post after having served Chinhoyi Municipality for close to 20 years.

Following today’s full council resolution to adopt the human resources committee position, Maregere’s elevation would now rest with the LGB which has the authority to appoint senior council officials.

Meanwhile, the five-member interview panel that assessed applicants for the vacant post has lamented the “poor quality” and “flawed shortlisting” of candidates for interviews for the council top job.

In an official report leaked to NewsDay on the interviews held on June 21, the panel noted: “There was poor candidate response to the job advertisement. The shortlisting (of candidates) was flawed in that applicants without relevant qualifications and adequate experience were shortlisted and invited to participate.”

Makonde district administrator Webster Tembo has been acting town clerk since the dismissal of Ezekiel Muringani in February for falsely claiming over $12 000 in medical assistance and dereliction of duty.

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