Gweru City Council (GCC) says it intends to introduce incentives that will ensure that people with disabilities (PWDs) who own properties get a reprieve in the payment of rates, reported the Southern Eye.
Acting town clerk Livingston Churu on Thursday said prospective beneficiaries should provide proof that they own properties in the city. He said:
The City of Gweru will be registering all the people with disabilities who have houses in the city.
The registration is for a feasibility study for rates payment incentives, and the person should be the sole owner of the residence and should submit a letter from the Social Welfare ministry highlighting the need.
Churu said prospective beneficiaries should provide certified and original copies of their national identity cards, birth certificates and title deed to the finance department at Town House from February 27 to March 15 between 8 am to 5 pm.
Last month, the Gweru City Council made a similar commitment for senior citizens over 70 years where it plans to cut by 50% all their rate payments.