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Masvingo Turns Down Govt Fire Tender Deal

Masvingo Turns Down Govt Fire Tender Deal

The City of Masvingo has rejected fire tenders purchased by the government from Belarus for local authorities saying that firefighting equipment was not a priority at the moment.

The decision to turn down the directive by the central government was made during the council’s finance and general purposes committee meeting held on July 19. Part of the minutes read:

Consideration was given to the report of the acting finance director on the letter from the permanent secretary in the Local Government and Public Works ministry advising that government will procure fire tenders on behalf of local authorities utilising the 2022 devolution fund allocations. The City of Masvingo would get two fire tenders at a cost of US$464 396 each.

The 2022 devolution allocation was $253 107 300 and council was being advised to re-prioritise the devolution funds to accommodate the cost of the fire tenders.

The committee has raised concern that the fire tenders were not a priority to the City of Masvingo.

The City of Masvingo is in need of refuse trucks, tipper trucks, graders and ambulances.

The committee counter proposed that government should consider procuring two refuse trucks, a tipper truck, a grader and an ambulance for the City of Masvingo using the devolution funds in place of the fire tenders.

The committee has resolved that the position of government through the Local Government and Public Works Ministry, to procure two fire tenders for the City of Masvingo at a cost of US$464 396 each to be turned down on the basis that fire tenders were not a priority for the city.

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7 Comments

Xrooo 1 month ago

Fire tenders not a priority at all.


geto 1 month ago

ehe ndikoko


caiphus 1 month ago

we need refuse collection and clean water


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

I do not know if Minister July Moyo will be able to convince any council that the firefighters are more important than other facilities like ambulances.

Devolusion funds must be given to individual councils which will buy or use the money according to their priorities. The Ministry of Local Government is there only to supervise the use of the money. The Ministry must not be involved in the process of purchasing itself.

[ VA JULY MOYO ZVICHAVAZVIMBIRA IZVI ].

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

Yours Truly
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


36 1 month ago

Big up Masvingo Committee that's how it's done .We musnt b abo gamuchirai,even given smelling perfume ,useless touches don't jus clap hands saying danki danki coz next they'll give you ropes to hang yourselves lingavumi


INTERESTED ONLOOKER 1 month ago

Firetender Deals and Pomona Deals ideal cashcows for the Minister. Vakuru ava hasvodi.

Logic 1 month ago

Asi ma firetenders anenge ane musoro🕵 next yeam (2023) ma city akafita kubvira moto



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