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Devolution pays off in Zvimba

Tawanda Musariri

Zvimba Rural District Council (ZRDC) has struck gold under the devolved system of Government as its balance sheet is at its healthiest since independence.

The Harare Post has it on good ground that the council received ZW$11million bounty which is coming in as a handy supplement to traditional revenue streams of the council.

“I can safely say funding is not a problem since we have been ably funded to the tune of ZW$11 million under the devolution fund in 2019. Prior to devolution, we survived through our own localised revenue generation programs, which included taxation and other business ventures,” said the ZRDC Administration Officer.

The devolution funds were used to construct ten classroom blocks at four different primary schools. Among the benefitting schools are Madzorera, Oxford, Munhondo, Mpandaguta and Winsor.

So liquid is ZRDC that a supplementary ZW$413 248 budget on the classroom construction project mentioned above was met through council’s other revenue sources.

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