KCC in major appointments as Musara leave council

BY WILLIAM MILASI

Kwekwe City Council Town Clerk Emmanuel Musara is set to leave the local authority which he has served for over two decades.

Musara who is set to retire at the end of next month has been the country’s long serving Town Clerk.

Insiders have since indicated that the position of Town Clerk is already being advertised with the city’s big wigs amongst them Director of Central Administration Lucia Mkandla believed to be eyeing the position.

Mkandla in the absence of Musara has acted as the city’s boss.

Kwekwe Mayor Angeline Kasipo said Musara is leaving the city.

“I can confirm that Musara is leaving the city at the end of December,” said Kasipo.

The City’s boss himself told Provincial Affairs Minister Larry Mavima that he was retiring from council.

Musara told Mavima during a local authorities meeting that he was retiring from the council and Mkandla would be acting town clerk.

“I am about to retire soon and step down as town clerk, so Mrs Mkandla will be acting town clerk,” he said.

Mkandla it has been gathered once applied for the Redcliff Town Clerk post which was landed by Gilson Chakauya.

Meanwhile, Kasipo also said starting from next year the local authority is going to have substantive Health Director.

Kwekwe since 2015 have been operating without a substantive Health Director since the departure of Phyllis Gochera in 2015.

John Bandama has been acting health director.

Gochera was the first ever nurse to take the higher post of Director of Health Services in Kwekwe City Council on 23 September 2009.

She took over from Dr Gozho.

“We filled in the post of health director. The person whom we engaged is serving notice in Gweru and will only be joining us next year,” Kasipo said without letting out the name of the new director.

The Mayor also said the position of Housing and Community Services Director has been filled.

Assistant Director Edison Chiyangwa is taking over the post on a substantive position.

He replaces Newton Dete who retired early this year.

Meanwhile, The Midlands Observer can report that in addition to other retirement packages Musara is going to occupy the house which he has been living in as per council resolution.

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