By A Correspondent-Mutare City Council’s top management is reported to have gobbled more than $3 million in allowances, conference fees and fuel for a three-day strategic workshop in Masvingo.
The state media said the council had 49-members comprising of councillors, head of departments, union leaders, support staff and development partners.
The team travelled to the ancient city of Masvingo on Sunday and came back yesterday (Thursday).
The Masvingo junket comes at a time when the local authority which is struggling to provide basic services to residents has applied for borrowing powers to fund capital projects valued at $158 115 000.
In its special meeting held on January 22, the local authority resolved to apply borrowing powers to fund various projects, among them water supply augmentation ($16, 6m), water bowser ($8.3m), 3.5 tonne truck ($11.6m), fire tender ($8.3m), refuse truck ($16.6m), dump trailer ($1.2m), periodic road maintenance ($41.5m), excavator ($16.6m), new flea market ($8.3m), procurement of water bowser for roads ($8.3m) and $20.7m for the Dangamvura water project.