By Anotidaishe Chivhenge
Former Gweru Mayor, Dr Josiah Makombe has retaken his part of the office as ward 2 councilor for the second time after he won his re-election bid during the just ended by-elections.
He was sworn in during a special full council meeting held at the Mayor’s parlor on Wednesday, which was attended by hoards of CCC supporters who broke into song and dance soon after the ceremony.
Dr Makombe was recalled last year by MDC-T led Douglas Mwonzora over allegations of corruption although he cites politics and power struggles in the opposition as reasons behind his recall.
“Firstly l want to thank the Almighty our destiny is shared by God, also l want to thank the residents who saw it fit to re-elect me, primarily this is because residents want to send a strong message that they are the deciders they choose a councilor they see fit hence that’s why I’m back in the office,” said Makombe.
He will serve under the Environmental Management committee which he wants to invest his time to break a historical curse of water shortages in the city
“We as a City have a history of failing to provide enough water, provide good condition roads and other infrastructural developments. l want to dedicate my time into this committee so as to make an impact to address the challenges mentioned,” he said.
Dr Makombe also opted to serve under the Business committee which he is promising residents of projects that will create employment and better the living standards of many despite the economic crisis in the country.
“As you know the situation in the country, residents are failing to pay up their bills, me being in this committee will come up with projects that will assist residents with employment and increase the revenue of the council as we will resume the Airport Project, Quarry Mining project and other projects we are cooking,” he added.