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Marondera cuts rates for senior citizens

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MARONDERA Municipality has with effect from this month scrapped off 30% tariff charges on its senior citizens aged 65 years and above as a token of appreciation for their role in developing the town.

Report by Jairos Saunyama

“This is true, we resolved as council, after seeing the plight of senior citizens in this town, and we came up with this move to honour them through scrapping off part of their monthly tariff charges,” Marondera mayor Farai Nyandoro said yesterday.

“Residential property owners who are above 65 years will benefit as the council will scrap off 30% of their bills and the debts incurred from the year 2012,” he said.

“Residents, especially from Dombotombo and Cherima, have been with the municipality through thick and thin. Even during the economic meltdown they never gave up and this is one of the reasons why we came up with this idea as a gesture of honouring them by reducing the money they pay in taxes to the council,” he said.

Several local authorities, among them, Chinhoyi, Chegutu and Chitungwiza, have scrapped part of the residents’ bills as a way of motivating them to pay up.

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