Service delivery is set to improve in the Pfura Rural District Council which covers Mount Darwin district following the acquisition of equipment through the devolution fund. Equipment worth $28.5 million acquired by Pfura Rural District Council has been commissioned in a development expected to improve service delivery in the municipality.
“We thank the council for following through devolution kick-started by the government as residents when we see equipment like this it means development will increase,” said Advance Chimukombe.
“We expect positive change to come about through the acquisition of this equipment. We want to see it working on our roads and so forth.”
To complement the devolution funds Pfura RDC also acquired service vehicles using its own funds while councillors pulled their allowances towards the purchase of motorbikes. “The devolution thrust has enabled us to do many projects over and above what we have acquired today and we hope the government will continue to avail more devolution funds.’ Advance Mutyambizi Pfura RDC Chairman
“We used to travel long distances so we decided to buy these motorbikes to help us travel in our wards which are very large,” said Clever Nyauyanga ward 38 councillor. Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Senator Monica Mavhunga commended the council for making progress towards the attainment of vision 2030.
“The government is therefore committed to ensuring to improve the institutional capacity of all local authorities and access to plant and equipment to enhance efficiency and effectiveness to deliver services that are required by the people under their respective jurisdiction.”
The equipment will help service the 1722 kilometre road network under Pfura among other works. In total Pfura RDC was allocated $53 million under the government fiscal transfer devolution facility.