PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has come to the rescue of the troubled Harare City Council (HCC) after ordering government departments to pay over $60 million they owed the local authority.
REPORT BY MOSES MATENGA
Town clerk Tendai Mahachi told councillors during a special council meeting on Tuesday that Mugabe supported HCC and sympathised with them, hence his intervention which came at a time council was providing poor service delivery to residents.
“In the last Cabinet meeting, the President was behind us and asked that we be paid our $60 million . . . money the government owes us doesn’t include the parastatals, but other ministries,” Mahachi said.
Mahachi, however, conceded that the local authority was doing a shoddy job, particularly on road repairs.
“What we are doing is a Mickey Mouse job by patching the potholes. We must refill and at least rehabilitate the roads,” he said.
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