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FULL TEXT: Chamisa Meets MDC MPs And Councillors

5 years agoWed, 17 Jul 2019 11:07:23 GMT
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FULL TEXT: Chamisa Meets MDC MPs And Councillors

The MDC President Advocate Nelson Chamisa today (16/07/19) hosted the inaugural interface meeting between the party’s MPs and Councillors.

To ensure high quality, participatory and excellent service delivery, the MDC is holding these interface meetings across the country, regularly.

The meeting was attended by MPs and Councillors drawn from three Harare province local authorities namely; Harare City Council, Chitungwiza Municipality and Epworth Local Board.

The meeting discussed several issues that included the following among others:

1. The party’s vision, mission, goal, strategic objectives and values

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2. The ideal leadership culture for the party’s MPs and Councillors

3. The opportunities and challenges that both the MPs and Councillors are currently facing

In the end, both the MPs and Councillors committed themselves to promote excellent service delivery, accountability, regular residents consultations and feedback, good governance and collaborative approaches for all party deployees in government.

Some of the challenges that were highlighted and in need of urgent resolution include the following, among others:

1. Procurement challenges chiefly caused by outdated laws/regulations

2. Restrictive laws that make it difficult for municipalities to fight corruption or maladministration

3. Alignment of all local government laws to the constitution.

4. Dilapidated and inadequate roads, water and sanitation infrastructure.

5. Shortage of land for urban expansion.

6. Inadequate funding on service delivery projects for local authorities.

The MDC re-affirms its commitment towards SMART, people centred and excellently administered municipalities.

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