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    Zaka RDC tries to buy $30k vehicle using Zinara funds



    MORRIS BISHI
    CHIREDZI BUREAU

    ZAKA – The Zimbabwe National Roads Authority (Zinara) has overturned
    a decision by Zaka Rural District Council (RDC) to procure a $30 000 vehicle using funds allocated by the former.
    Zinara dispatched a team that held a lengthy meeting with council after an MP in Zaka tipped the authority of the council's resolution. Zaka RDC Chairman Sebastian Musundire confirmed the matter and told The Mirror that there is a
    council resolution to procure the vehicle using part of the $51 000 which was
    recently released by Zinara and meant for road rehabilitation. Musundire argued
    that there was nothing untoward about the resolution as this was perfectly legal
    and other councils were doing it.
    He accused Paradzai Chakona the MP for Zaka Central for seeking unnecessary
    attention by reporting the matter to Zinara. He said it would take six months for council to rescind the resolution and that meant there will be no funding from Zinara for that duration.
    "We resolved to buy a vehicle which will be used to supervise work on our roads. It is something which is correct since there is a component which allows us to do it.
    "A team from Zinara visited us last week and told us not to buy the vehicle but we think they were influenced by Chakona. It will take us six months to rescind the resolution and we will during that time not be able to access any road funds," said Musundire. Chakona confirmed that he approached Zinara over the matter.
    He said roads in his constituency are not being repaired and as a representative
    of the people he approached Zinara. He said council is not making acquittals
    on funds from Zinara and that is why they were not getting funding. He also said it is a wrong priority to buy a vehicle while the roads are in a bad state.local news
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