SCORES of Mutare residents and council employees convened at Mutare Hall on Wednesday for a day of prayer seeking divine intervention over the problems haunting the eastern border city.
Mutare mayor Tatenda Nhamarare told the prayer meeting that the situation currently prevailing in the city would only be “saved” by God alone.
“This city is for all of us and this programme is a product of many people starting from churches, council employees and officials as well as the residents. We have gathered here to pray to God that He helps us on a number of problems that we are facing,” he said.
“From council employees to residents, all is not well and we have decided to seek God’s intervention. We expect that after prayer, our challenges will be a thing of the past.”
Mutare is facing many challenges which have resulted in council failing to provide essential services including water, refuse collection and street lights, while roads are now dilapidated.
Council employees have gone for about seven months without receiving their salaries and as a cost-cutting measure, the city has trimmed its workforce.
Various church organisations also attended the prayer.