Chitungwiza’s Caretaker Commission Gobbles Over $155k In Salaries And Allowances
4 June 2018
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Madzudzo Pawadyira

By Own Correspondent| Chitungwiza’s three man caretaker commission led by Madzudzo Pawadyira to run the affairs of the local municipality following the suspension of councilors and management by the former local government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere gobbled over US$155 000 in salaries and allowances, it has emerged.

The caretaker commission, comprising of Pawadyira, Chitungwiza district administrator Ms Zivai Chisango and retired councillor Joshua Mabhiza was appointed by former Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister, Kasukuwere to run the affairs of Chitungwiza Municipality from May 2017 to March this year.

According to the municipality’s finance report for the period March 20, 2017 to April 21 this year, Mr Pawadyira got a monthly allowance of $6 287, while Mr Mabhiza and Ms Chisango pocketed $3 685 and $3 574 respectively, bringing the total amount to $135 460.

The trio was also allocated 3 900 litres of diesel and 483 litres of petrol during their tenure, which amounted to $5 264.

The report also shows that council paid $20 055 in allowances for breakfast and lunch for the trio.

However, the report also indicated a decrease in the revenue collected for the 11 month period when the affairs of the local municipality were run under the Pawadyira commission.

“Revenue collected for the period decreased from $896 971 to $734 131,” reads the report.