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Bulawayo Councillors Unanimously Reject Minister Moyo's Belarus Fire Trucks Directive

Bulawayo Councillors Unanimously Reject Minister Moyo's Belarus Fire Trucks Directive

Bulawayo councillors have unanimously rejected the order by Local Government and Public Works Minister July Moyo to use devolution funds to acquire fire rucks from Belarus, according to Daily News.

Moyo had, in a circular issued in June, Local Government and Public Works Minister July Moyo directed local government authorities to purchase fire trucks from Belarus.

The circular seen by Pindula News, told all town clerks, secretaries and chief executive officers that the government of Zimbabwe made a deal with the government of Belarus.

Reads in part the circular dated 14 June 2022 :

In a bid to alleviate capital equipment shortages in Local Authorities, the Government of Zimbabwe will procure fire tenders from Belarus on a Government to Government agreement. Each Rural Local Authority will get one fire tender. Urban Local Authorities will get two and a Metropolitan Local Authority will get three fire tenders. The funds to procure the equipment will be deducted from the 2022 Devolution Allocations and will be done over a period of twelve months starting March 2022. The cost of each fire tender is USD 464 296. It is therefore advisable for Local Authorities to reprioritise the Devolution Funds to accommodate the cost of the fire tenders.

Government critics rejected the deal saying “poor councils” that were failing to provide required public goods and services, shouldn’t be prioritising fire trucks. 

Even some ZANU PF Members of Parliament questioned the deal. reported earlier that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s associate, Alyaksandr (Alexander) Zingman is the ultimate beneficiary of the deal that will consume a total of about US$55 million of the councils’ devolution funds.

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2023 2 months ago

ino tongwa nevene vayo

Zuze 2 months ago

Vene vayo vakoniwa. 43 years, chabuda hapana.
Tavern kutodemba kuti dai varungu vakaramba vachitonga havo.

youth ye Zanu pf 2 months ago

ino tongwa nevene vayo

dispenser 2 months ago

chibhonda chedununu

cde 2 months ago

youth today ED

chamisa na tu .zvi 2 months ago

ED 2023 mu office

Machiavelli 2 months ago

The country's two largest Metros have torpedoed July Pomona Firetrucks Moyo's corrupt deal. A couple of other smaller councils have followed suit. If the largest Metros have no need for these fire tenders, and they have the largest concentrations of humanity and buildings, why should Tsholotsho, Shurugwi, Chipinge and Mahusekwa be saddled with useless vehicles?

Corruption has become endemic and it's heartening that a few civic leaders have the courage to say enough is enough.

SB 2 months ago

If fires are not attended to then they blame Zanu Pf for stopping them from bringing development.We are watching you.2023 is around the corner.S

Nike 23 2 months ago

Come 2023,ED Pfee


Klux kk 2 months ago

Ma town council anotongwa nevanhu vakasarudzwa nevanhu, kwete uyu akadyiwa pamaelections na grave digger.

Angry resident 2 months ago

City of Bulawayo we pay our water bills but don't get water,l wish your team gets relegated.

Machiavelli 2 months ago

It us because Central Government has not built dams to provide water. That is the job of government and ZINWA, not Bulawayo City Council

2023 2 months ago

ino tongwa nevene vayo

Ntate 2 months ago

Chamisa,his MPs and councilors think that because they are the opposition you have to oppose everything.Thats retrogressive, and backwardness.ED Pfee

Machiavelli 2 months ago

Of what benefit are the fire tenders when the city is battling water shortages?
Which is the higher priority paying rent for your own dump site at US$1 million per month or making sure garbage is collected from the city centre and suburbs?

City council is not there to enrich July Pomona Moyo, Delish Nguwaya and 3Mnangagwa Twins

Kule Dhambi 2 months ago

zanu inosemesa. Chandakaremadzirwa kuhondo ndochishaiwa. 2023 Ngaapinde Hake Mzukuru wangu.

QTIP 2 months ago

@Ntate.If Zanu Pf says 1+1=2 ccc will oppose that and say it's 11.They are so full of opposition so much that they oppose each other once in awhile.Remember MDC (Welshman), MDC 99((Sikala),MDC T(Tsvangirai), MDC Biti.Lets wait for another CCC led by Khupe, Welshman, Sikala and Biti and aaah i had forgotten Fortune Mahere.😂🤣🇿🇼. Confusion Confusion Confusion.Saka ED Pfeeee

Doc 2 months ago

Mudha slept with Susan, who slept with kenneth, SB, Temba & Edith who sleeps with Annastancia, Okuziriya, Melody Monika etc. Fortunately Melody was HIV positive & the rest will be denied.

Zuze 2 months ago

ZANU haigone kuverenga.
Zvakanzi naaTete vemusangano weZANU 1+1 = It can't. NdiMatemadanda akadaro

Deep Dive 2 months ago

The closest Chamisa will be to the state house is when he is driving along 7th Street."kana waguta nyemba" akadaro hake Mugabe.kkkkk

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

Uchatomuona achifamba na8th Avenue, kuenda pa Number 1 Chancellor Avenue. 2023 hezvo tiri pano

The Drone 2 months ago

Ngaapinde hake mudhara kubva kudhara.ED Pfeee

Octain 2 months ago

Pfee mumwana wako


I am happy that Bulawayo City Council has also seen the light.

It is unwise to prioritize buying three firetrucks and fail to deliver other services like ambulances and medicines.

ZANU PF Senior Government officials have identified Devolusion funds as conduit for stealing citizens financial resources.

Our Constitution clearly states that devolusion funds are allocated to rural, urban and metropolitan councils who will use those funds according to each enterprises priorities.

In this case, some local authorities may want to buy medicines for their clinics or repair sections of their roads.




Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI

Ju Lie Pomona Belarus More$yo 2 months ago

You will not do a single thing to me.I will bulldoze the fire tender without fail. We will even extend the seal to growth points kumavillage everywhere.Who can stop me makatadza paPomona vafanha

anew 2 months ago


Cde hondo 2 months ago

That's why people say Smith was better than Ed... Ndozvatakarwira here izvi Shuwa ma comrades

Cde hondo 2 months ago

Corruption. Smith was better than current regime

Ratepayer 2 months ago

What is the use of a firetender when there is no water 💦 Get priorities correct and sort out the water problems first.

Koze Kuze 2 months ago

Since 2000 the opposition can't find it's way to State House.I think the State House is very far.ED Pfee

King Joze 2 months ago

Mean while in Glen Norah Harare the opposition councilors allocated a residential stand in the middle of a tarred road.I am very shame sitereki😂

Yoko Zuna 2 months ago

Chamisa mukuru wavo akozonzi naStephen Sacker wakanyepa kuti wakaona Donald Trump kaiwe,iye ndoku pindura achiti "according to our construction program and according to the African Development Bank".Hakuna president akadaro.ED Pfeeee

Fo di pipo 2 months ago

Kuona nekutauraa nemunhu zvakasiyana iwe garo

ZANU PF 2 months ago


G Unit 2 months ago

Chamisa wanted to impress the electorate by lying that he met Donald Trump, that's where he exposed his immaturity.So how many other things did he lie to us.2023 ED Pfee

Zuze 2 months ago

Ko Mukuru akanyepa kuti 2 million jobs, affordable electricity, money from ATMs...
Zvaari kungoti boi boi aripo wani achingobata zvanana chibharo!

Vivian Johns 1 Murungu aka Jaidzwa 2 months ago

Chamisa is a tired very young leader.Apa aka sungisa Jobo . Let's have elections just like what Welshman Ncube said, from the president's position to the lowest position in CCC.We don't want a dictorial culture.

Black Moses 2 months ago

ED has all the instruments of power, he has the backing of Zanu Pf, the army,airforce, prison and correctional services.And also The Zimbabwe National Parks for those in CCC with an animal behavior 🤣.So you can bark all you want 🐕

Zuze 2 months ago

Pity he doesn't have the People's Support.

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