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    Tongogara RDC chair turns down $80 000 vehicle offer

    Tamiswa Njovana.

    TINASHE TIRIVAVI

    SHURUGWI –
    In a rare show of prudence, Tongogara Rural District Council (RDC) chairman, Tamiswa Njovana has turned down an offer of an $80 000 vehicle to be used as his official car.
    Njovana (31), one of the youngest council chairs in the country said that the money could be used elsewhere for the betterment of the Tongogara community.
    Njovana told Tongogara RDC CEO Brian Rufasha in a letter that he felt that the vehicle was an unnecessary luxury at this stage.
    “In the light of the current economic crisis and the need to deliver service and meet President ED Mnangagwa’s goals to turn around the economy and deliver quality service to the people, I have decided to forgo the vehicle which was budgeted for my use as chairperson. I feel this luxury is not necessary at this stage.
    “I feel that as council we must focus on development. I suggest that this money ($80 000) be used for something that will benefit the community,” read part of the letter.
    Njovana confirmed the letter in a telephone interview with The Mirror and said that he feels that the money should be channeled towards service delivery.
    “I just feel that at this point we must channel as much resources as we can towards service delivery and I feel as a council working under harsh economic conditions every dollar we have should go towards development and delivering quality service to the people,” said Njovana.
    Political analyst and businessman Leon Jambani hailed Njovana and said the country needed young people like him.
    “As Catholics we always pray for such leaders who serve the people and country first. This is what we need; youth that have the people and the country at heart. They know that there is life after them and the country is bigger than them,” said Jambani
    This comes at a time when greedy and corruption are at the centre of the problems that afflict this country with politicians grabbing cars and land.


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