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ED Commended for illustrious contribution to Councils

President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has been commended for his illustrious contribution towards the development of urban local authorities including the City of Gweru.

Speaking at the conferment of the Freedom of the City Award to President Mnangagwa, Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda deserved the civic honor.

“You more than deserve this coveted civic recognition, especially on account of your illustrious contribution to the development of urban local authorities including Gweru city, let alone entire Zimbabwe,” said Adv Mudenda

He said President Mnangagwa was at the center of driving economic growth to achieve Vision 2030 anchored on the National Development Strategy 1.

Advocate Mudenda moved on to chronicle the origin of the name Gweru which he said originated from the Ndebele settlement which meant a steep place, in itself symbolic to President Mnangagwa’s high position as a leader

“Today you have been honored at the euphemistic steep place of Gweru River. You are at the steep place as the Head of Government,” he said.

Speaking on the same note, Gweru Mayor, Councillor Hamutendi Kombayi commended President Mnangagwa for what he is doing to improve local authorities

“We have greatly benefitted from devolution funds courtesy of the robust policies put in place by the second republic. They have helped us a lot. The funds did not come on time and slightly affected our operations but they indeed helped us, you also helped us to acquire pumps for the Gwenhoro pump station,” he said.

Gweru residents also hailed the Head of State and Government for transforming their lives through his policies

“Most of our roads have been improved. Some of them were impassable but now we see tangible works on the ground. We pray for continued support on the remaining roads,” said Mrs Chipo Makoni of Mkoba 9.

Mr Daniel Mapolisa of Ascot said he was encouraged by the unity of purpose shown by Gweru City Council “Gweru city council is constituted by councilors from different political parties but they resolved to confer the honour on President Mnangagwa,” he said.#The Sun


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