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Senior Rural Councils Officials Spend $10 Million On Two-day Workshop

Senior Rural Councils Officials Spend $10 Million On Two-day Workshop

Senior Rural District Council (RDC) executives drawn from the country’s 59 administrative districts spent more than $10 million at a two-day workshop in Bulawayo.

The meeting called the Inaugural Rural District Council’s Planners Forum and Spatial Planning Conference was organised by the Association of Rural District Councils.

It was held on April 6 and 7, and delegates checked in at a hotel in Bulawayo on April 5.

The conference was organised by Netsai Makoni and Stableck Savere.

Each RDC sent two officials and paid $180 000 for each executive on full board, or $60 000 for those that were not on full board.

A letter dated 10 March 2022 signed by one Dr Matsilele, the convener of the conference read:

Full board conference package which includes free accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, hall usage, facilitators fees (travel and accommodation), public address system, lunch and drink, conference room stationery, projector, welcome tea, morning and afternoon teas, cordials, conference apparel and networking dinner is $180 000 per delegate while conference with own stationery, projector, welcome tea, morning and afternoon conferencing teas, cordials, conference apparel and networking dinner is $60 000 per delegate.

Local authorities have often been criticised by residents for allegedly spending a lot of money on management perks and allowances while they fail to provide basic services to residents.

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26 Comments

$1 1 month ago

Tiudzei kt kna iri kuUSA mathousands mangani or toirova hedu neblack market yoita mari kwayo


gogo 1 month ago

So now back to the story. So 2 zimbabweans Professsor Kingston Kajese and Paul Chimbodza get a lithium claim . They inturn sell 87% of the claim to an Australian company ( prospect resources). So far no mining is done .
The Australian company then sells the lithium mine to a Chinese firm .
The Chinese mine huayou pays $422 million for the mine. Of the $422 million $388 goes to the Australian mine and $44 million shared between chimbodza and kajese. The president approves the deal.
In one move zimbabwe has just sold one of the most strategic mineral to the Chinese with no gain for the country ( Australia gains $388 million while 2 zimbos get $44 million).
Now here is why as a country we are ****. The future is electric cars and solar energy both which require lithium.
The price of lithium is now $17 000usd per tonne .
The Chinese mine has said it intends to mine 2.4 million tonnes a year . This translates to $4.1billion usd a year or $342 million usd a month .
Remember they bought the mine for $422 million. Within 1 month the Chinese would have returned what they paid .
So why did our government allow such a **** deal when in Zimbabwe we have to import lithium batteries from South Africa?.
Why could our government not see the same potential the Chinese saw .
Instead we could have easily partnered with Tesla to mine the lithium and manufacture lithium batteries in Zimbabwe while partnering local companies such as exide.
Kajese and zimbodza are the only 2 zimbabweans to benefit from this .
Most of the employment generated will go to Chinese nationals . We will be left only with a destroyed and polluted environment.
How can we be so **** as a nation .
How could the presidentSo now back to the story. So 2 zimbabweans Professsor Kingston Kajese and Paul Chimbodza get a lithium claim . They inturn sell 87% of the claim to an Australian company ( prospect resources). So far no mining is done .
The Australian company then sells the lithium mine to a Chinese firm .
The Chinese mine huayou pays $422 million for the mine. Of the $422 million $388 goes to the Australian mine and $44 million shared between chimbodza and kajese. The president approves the deal.
In one move zimbabwe has just sold one of the most strategic mineral to the Chinese with no gain for the country ( Australia gains $388 million while 2 zimbos get $44 million).
Now here is why as a country we are ****. The future is electric cars and solar energy both which require lithium.
The price of lithium is now $17 000usd per tonne .
The Chinese mine has said it intends to mine 2.4 million tonnes a year . This translates to $4.1billion usd a year or $342 million usd a month .
Remember they bought the mine for $422 million. Within 1 month the Chinese would have returned what they paid .
So why did our government allow such a **** deal when in Zimbabwe we have to import lithium batteries from South Africa?.
Why could our government not see the same potential the Chinese saw .
Instead we could have easily partnered with Tesla to mine the lithium and manufacture lithium batteries in Zimbabwe while partnering local companies such as exide.
Kajese and zimbodza are the only 2 zimbabweans to benefit from this .
Most of the employment generated will go to Chinese nationals . We will be left only with a destroyed and polluted environment.
How can we be so **** as a nation. On this sad developments is tikutemeswa misoro neUkraine uye Russia vamwe vana vachidhiritsa nyika vachiomora zvavo. We are really misdirected and converted.


Tsitsi 1 month ago

If you expects tsitsi from Zim politicians you will be disappointed the rest of your life


Da truth 1 month ago

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Pillgrim 1 month ago

Kutotaura kuti vano owner mamines ukango campaigna woriga wototora mamines zvoopera
zvachose mchaona


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Chen 1 month ago

Weather it's $10 million rtgs or converted around $30 k us in just two days , that's day light robbery. Remember these proceeds are obtained from stands sold without roads, water , zesa or sewer system kungopegger votodaidzira mari from desperate home seekers. They promise the stands owners development will be done once they pay for these stands. After payment management organiser these useless workshop to squander money. No development will take place. This has to change COUNCIL MANAGEMENT


AM A TAX PAYER DAILY 1 month ago

is it how my tax money is being miss used 😳😳😳,is this what we pay tax for this **** meetings.
you can't spend our money like this while we strangle to make a living.
CCC we hope when you get in government such **** won't be happening.


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Jinx 1 month ago

Ma Zanu ako ndoo achaita get in touch newe

Executive Zvimbazi 1 month ago

If someone lacks knowledge on some aspects , you just don't go ahead throwing stones at him/her. Briefly you explain, SIMPLE.

[ $ ] this sign is now used to indicate ZIM DOLLAR .

[ USD$ ] this shows American dollar .

DON'T BE MEAN TO OTHERS ALWAYS


xxx 1 month ago

USd10million munoi ziva here you dump f*cks.let me say this, it wil take one 27 years echi spender USD1000 everyday kuti USD10million ipere.F*ck pple ar dump.


Chief Nemauyu 1 month ago

take it or leave it,the truth will set you free.


Patriotic One 1 month ago

@Rural Guy. Ko iwe waiwanepiko USD$ panyaya iyi? Vamwe hativhunduke mafigure we worked out and easily concluded that it's rtgs. Don't always maintain a mentally yokuti ndanyeperwa. This is not Herald or Sunday Mail


ttttyy 1 month ago

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ttttyy 1 month ago

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ttttyy 1 month ago

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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

This country is more like a ZOO...


Sithembiso 1 month ago

Animal farm straight

nc 1 month ago

kwaku lootira kuenda wangu madhara akura aya hapachina nguva


tax payer 1 month ago

are these USD or Zimdollar


Bad Lier 1 month ago

most of the mines arimuZvimba maprivate and mafarms ane production ndeemaWhites ndomandr muZvimba usati Zvimbise uchidaro wangu

Wenyu @rural guy 1 month ago

mdra hamukete ma rural councils anotoriwo ne mari shaa$ 10000000 itori mari shoma iyi, have you ever heard of Zvimba Rural District Council ukanzwa ne zvayo ndipo paunotoona kuti mamwe ma Councils emumatown anokundwa by far the council owns mines, farms and inotorima they're filthy rich. Anyway panyaya iyi hapana chinoshamisa because mari yacho ma rtgs

Executive Zvimbazi 1 month ago

$ = Zim dollar
USD = american dollar

Iri pamusoro yakanzi $ zvichireva kuti ndeyemuno ye Zimbabwean dollar .

xxx 1 month ago

Common sense will tel you that maRtgs usade kunyepera kungwara iwe wakapusa.

rural guy 1 month ago

its a blue lie hiw cime you spent 10million in 2 days

after all how will rural counvil raise 10million usd tikutaura nyaya yekumusha panapa varume

which projects are done in rural by rural council which can raise millions

amana mastands erural counvil ma1000usd aye kwakukwanisa kuraiser 10million yekudya

ndezvekunyepa izvooo

amana imboendai kurural district council uone apana kana gunctional project yavarikuita uku
dai murimutown yes coz they do projects like Car parking,property sales,business licence,fire services,vehicle clamping

car impounding etc

. 1 month ago

Iwe urukuona kwaka nyorwa Rtgs ipapo, huh my guy sada kupusa


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