By Sithembiso Ncube
Gokwe Town Council is eyeing City status by 2030, this publication reports.
Speaking at the commissioning of utility vehicles at the local authority last week, Acting Town Secretary Joseph Madhlokuwa said in line with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s 2030 vision of achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030, Gokwe is also working towards an upgrade from a town to a city status.
Public Service Minister Paul Mavhima was guest of honor. Mavhima is also a Gokwe law maker in Sesame Constituency.
“By 2030 Gokwe should be a city and no longer called a town. We want to make sure that by 2030, we will have shifted from being a council to a municipality,” he said.
Speaking about the recently acquired utility vehicles, Madhlokuwa said the vehicles are aimed at improving service delivery in the town.
“Those vehicles will help in the construction of roads,” he said. Gokwe have a poor road network system and some roads are impassable, Madhlokuwa promised that this will be a thing of the past.
“We don’t want t a situation whereby people will have to walk because cars and buses because we are not able to pass through certain roads,” he said.
In addition, to the road works, Madhlokuwa intimated that improvements are also going to be seen in building inspections.
He said life have been made easy for building inspectors through the acquisition of the vehicles as they used to hire.
“Through a shared vision,” Madhlokuwa said that sustainable development towards the attainment of vision 2030 for Gokwe is achievable.