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Masvingo residents allege ‘misuse’ of devolution funds 

Supply: Masvingo residents allege ‘misuse’ of devolution funds – NewsDay Zimbabwe

Masvingo mayor Collins Maboke

BY TATENDA CHITAGU
MASVINGO residents yesterday accused their native authority of misuse of devolution funds and failure to seek the advice of stakeholders on precedence tasks.

This was revealed throughout a go to to the town by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Native Authorities led by Miriam Chikukwa.

MPs had been investigating points raised by residents in a petition to Parliament final yr.

The residents claimed deteriorating service supply and alleged misuse of devolution funds.

Town bought $125 million underneath devolution and a part of the cash was used to assemble Rujeko Secondary Faculty.

The rest was used within the development of Runyararo West Clinic and the town’s major sewage trunk.

The residents accused the native authority of appearing unilaterally within the utilisation of the funds.

Talking on the assembly, Tracy Musakarukwa, a resident from ward one, stated the council didn’t conduct consultative conferences earlier than utilizing the funds.

Mayor Collins Maboke promised to seek the advice of residents subsequent time earlier than utilizing public funds. He additionally urged Parliament to craft laws to present  steering on use of devolution funds.

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