Isiah Zvenyika Chawatama, Harare City Council Director of Works has been sent on forced leave to facilitate investigations into operational challenges being faced by his department.
Town clerk, Hosea Chisango, revealed in his letter to Chawatama that the director was being sent on a 45-day leave, with all benefits, to allow investigations to be carried out without interferences. The letter read:
It has come to my attention that your department is facing some operational challenges that has necessitated an investigation in order to establish the acts on the ground. For purpose of transparency, it is necessary that you be given absence of leave to pave way for this investigation.
The News Day reports that there are council sources who revealed that some committees were complaining about the way the department was operating.
The publication further reports that the environmental committee spoke against some of the designs of houses being constructed in Harare which it said were not in sync with the smart city concept.
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