Chinhoyi Municipality has reapplied for city status as it seeks to improve service delivery, amid indications that Government is in the process of setting up a commission to assess its suitability.
Council had given management until December 31, 2018 to submit the application. Chinhoyi spokesperson Mr Tichaona Mlauzi confirmed the development, saying attainment of city status was key in improving Chinhoyi’s capacity to borrow and undertake major projects. Said Mlauzi:
We have submitted our application for city status and we are waiting for Government to constitute a commission to assess and inspect our suitability to attain the status. This position is important in improving our credit worthiness and significantly increase our borrowing powers. Such developments will also help improve service delivery in the town.