Mutare council asks God to help

via Mutare council asks God to solve their problems | SW Radio Africa. 13  June 2014   by Nomalanga Moyo

The Mutare City Council held a prayer meeting on Wednesday when the mayor and residents asked God to solve their problems, according to media reports.

The local authority is failing to deliver services to its residents due to financial problems which observers attribute to corruption and mismanagement.

These include erratic water supply, potholed roads, street and traffic lights not working.

Most municipal workers have gone for close to a year without receiving their wages while some have lost their jobs, adding to an already high unemployment rate in the city.

During the event Mayor Tatenda Nhamarare told those present that the prevailing situation would only be ‘saved’ by God alone, the NewsDay reported on Friday.

“We expect that after prayer, our challenges will be a thing of the past.”

However nothing had changed by Friday, according to Mutare resident Samuel Sithole who attended the prayer meeting.

Sithole said the prayer meeting was an acknowledgement by the local authority that “they had run out of ideas”.

Asked why residents were not exploring other measures of helping themselves, such as filling up potholes, Sithole said that more than just human resources is needed to do that. “We would need expertise and other resources.

Former Mutare mayor Brian James said while divine intervention may be needed to change the attitudes of the players within council, it wasn’t all the city needs.

“My suggestion is for the mayor and his team to consult residents and to be more open and transparent about what they are doing with the revenue they collect,” James said.

“We continue to hear council management saying they do not have any money and we want to know why this is so. We also want to know what they use the money have for,” James added.



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    Heighho 9 years ago


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    Sad thing is they believe this is the solution! Brian James at least is a realist which is why they sacked him!

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    Senzachena 9 years ago

    Mr James is also straight down the line and does not steal. Which is more than you can say for the present mob.

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    No restoration before repentance! The whole nation including ZPF should be repenting. The church should be calling for repentance starting with is the church.

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    Gomogranny 9 years ago

    Not sure God likes to help thieves….I think it’s against his religion. Sorry for that.

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    Mafuta 9 years ago

    Dear Mr. God, please prosper our theft ring, and raise the value of our human misery stocks.

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      Gomogranny 9 years ago

      Dear Mr. God – please could you send something down from Heaven to fill up the pot-holes so that we at Council can continue to sit on our ar****s and discuss, discuss, discuss. We like to discuss, Dear Mr. God.

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    mel poorman 7 years ago

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