THE City of Masvingo has bought one refuse compactor and a number of other vehicles to improve service delivery.
In a notice to residents, the municipality said the new vehicles come in as a relief given the city’s current fleet is overused.
“City of Masvingo acquires new fleet of vehicles. With the aim to improve service delivery to residents of Masvingo, a fleet of four new vehicles, a refuse compactor and three single cab trucks were unveiled at the council’s Civic Centre Offices on the 15th of November 2022,” the city announced on its social media platforms.
The municipality said the new vehicles were acquired to augment the council’s existing overstretched fleet.
“The three service delivery vehicles will be strategically allocated to key departments to enhance the councils’ ability to better respond to service delivery challenges.
The four vehicles will be utilised within the Engineering and Health Departments. The three pickup trucks will be assigned to sections within the Engineering Department to reinforce a critical need of water supply, infrastructure development and sewer reticulation in council,” City of Masvingo said. The City of Masvingo town clerk, Engineer Edward Mukaratirwa welcomed the purchase of the new fleet saying the move is a positive step towards realising the objectives of the local authority.
Eng Mukaratirwa believes that the purchase of the vehicles will ensure that services are delivered more efficiently.
“Council will also be procuring additional vehicles to improve on service delivery in the near future.
“Details of this will be shared with residents and stakeholders,” the municipality said.