MDC president Nelson Chamisa has defended urban councils over their failure to deliver basic services to residents, blaming the central government instead.
Urban councils, of which almost all of them are dominated by the MDC, have increasingly come under fire from residents for failing to provide water, refuse collection and proper sewer reticulation.
Chamisa said that the central government is failing to provide councils with foreign currency needed to buy water for treatment chemicals, making it difficult for them to fulfil their mandate. Said Chamisa:
All councils are struggling because of the state of the central government. The river cannot flow when there are no rains.
You can’t expect councils to provide adequate clean water when the central government is failing to provide foreign currency for water treatment chemicals when people have no jobs and can’t pay for service delivery.
It is, therefore, important for the MDC to lead the central government and restore dignity to the worker and the image of the country.
Chamisa castigated the government for from stealing from the poor to pay the rich. He said the introduction of bond notes and the 2% tax is a mechanism to steal from the poor.
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Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa
Bond Notes are a currency of notes backed by a bond that the Zimbabwe government announced on 4 May 2016 by Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya. The $2 denomination of the notes was finally introduced on 28 November 2016. More notes were... Read More About Bond Notes