Acute fuel shortages cripple Mutare service delivery

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Mutare City Council

MUTARE – Mutare City Council (MCC) is facing acute shortages of fuel which has crippled service delivery, the city’s Public Relations Officer Spren Mutiwi has said.

The continued increase of fuel by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority has seen the council failing to acquire adequate fuel.

“This fuel challenge will affect service delivery such as refuse collection, customer complaints response time, water bursts and sewer blockages among other key operations,” said Mutiwi.

“With the little funds available it means council’s capacity to execute its duties in service delivery is hindered. We are trying to spread the available resources across all essential sectors and ensure that we provide something in these difficult circumstances,” he said.

“Residents and stakeholders are therefore encouraged to keep City of Mutare clean and desist from dumping refuse in open spaces,” he said.

“Council is making frantic efforts to address the situation,” Mutiwi.

Residents in the city have borne the brunt of uncollected garbage that has mushroomed in all suburbs, creating breeding ground for communicable diseases.

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