Sunshine City embraces National Development Strategy 1.

By Staff Reporter.
Harare City Council has embraced the National Development Strategy 1, which The City of Harare’s 32 billion Zimbabwe dollar budget for 2021 has been tailor-made towards achieving the targets of the National Development Strategy One recently launched by the government.
“The efforts being made by the government to stabilise the economy are applaudable and we pray that the measures continue to bear the intended fruits so that our 2021 budget achieve the objective of stabilising service delivery and contribute immensely towards an upper-middle economy key delivery indicators,” said Councillor Tichaona Mhetu.
“Your worship I am happy to inform the council that the city as the lower tier of government has fully adopted some of the fourteen provisions of the National Development Strategy for inclusivity areas contained in the National Development Strategy for inclusive growth and as a precursor to our Vision 2020 and National Vision 203.”
Meanwhile, Harare residents should brace for a massive tariff hike, as the local authority proposed an average of 1000 percent increase in rates.

Residents of most high-density suburbs will now pay between 2800 Zimbabwe dollars and 8400 Zimbabwe dollars exclusive of refuse and water charges.
Refuse collection fee charges will be increased by at least 2000 percent for high-density suburbs.
Various stakeholders in Harare have thirty days to critic the budget before it is submitted to the Ministry of Local Government and Public Works for approval.

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