The Herald (Harare)

14 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Chinhoyi Mayor Pldeges to Stamp Out Corruption

Chinhoyi Bureau — NEWLY elected Chinhoyi Mayor Mrs Chipo Mlotshwa has pledged to stamp out corruption in the municipality. In a wide ranging interview, Mrs Mlotshwa said council was aware of residents' concerns over corruption and poor service delivery and was crafting measures to address them.

"We are just in the process of coming up with responses to the situations in sewerage, reliable water supply and repair of roads among other things in a bid to restore residents' confidence in us," she said.

Concerns of corruption at council, she said, had come to her office and were commonplace, making it imperative to allow the law to take its course no matter who was behind it.

Without giving out much, she said her team would be unveiling measures to improve service delivery mindful of the little time left before the country goes to elections.

She said residents should come on board if the town is to realise its full potential.

Also councillor for ward 14 in Alaska, the mayor said she never expected that her last minute decision to stand on an MDC-T ticket in the 2008 March harmonised elections would see her at the helm of Chinhoyi council.

"My decision to stand was made at the last minute as some who were approached developed cold feet and the party risked not having a representative and mindful of the injustices that I experienced I decided to challenge the status quo," she said.

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