MANICALAND Provincial Affairs minister, Mandiitawepi Chimene has proposed that former provincial administrator, Fungai Mbetsa, be appointed Mutare town clerk, ahead of 31 other candidates who applied for the post.
BY KENNETH NYANGANI
Chimene made the remarks on Saturday, as Mbetsa held a farewell party in Mutare, ahead of his transfer to Masvingo province.
“When I was appointed for this post, I was told by some people that Mbetsa was stubborn. During the first days, it was difficult because there were some people who didn’t like me, but as times went on, we both worked together,” she said.
“I want to make sure that he comes back from Masvingo. I want to do everything I can to bring him back. He did not want the Mutare City town clerk position, but I took matters into my own hands and forced him to apply for the job.
I want him to be the town clerk of this city, he is a hardworker.”
Mbetsa is among 32 candidates, who applied for the town clerk’s post, following the resignation of Obert Muzawazi on maladministration allegations.
Donald Nyatoti is currently the acting town clerk
Mbetsa, who declined to be drawn into the town clerk’s issue for fear of jeopardising the selection process, urged the province to remain united.
“We are a united province and I’m hoping that we are going to maintain the standards. I will be always available, and I want to thank everyone who has been supportive in my job,” he said.