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    Gwinji promises to expand Shurugwi


    Walter Gwinji.

    TINASHE TIRIVAVI

    SHURUGWI – Councilor Walter Gwinji of Ward 5 has been elected the new Shurugwi Town Council chairman after elections held in the local authority boardroom on Monday.
    Gwinji who is a businessman immediately said that his thrust will be infrastructure development and vowed to expand the town of Shurugwi in the next five years.
    Veteran councilor Maggie Mudzimu (Mai Makusha) was elected deputy chairperson uncontested.
    Gwinji who entered the council on a Zanu PF ticket narrowly beat Fanuel Machiya of the MDC Alliance by seven votes to six during the elections. MDC has six councillors while MDC Alliance has seven councillors.
    Gwinji who runs a butchery in town has a diploma in animal health from Mazoe Vet College, a certificate in agriculture from Kaguvi Training Center and is currently studying for a degree in development studies from Zimbabwe Open University said he will first expand Shurugwi Business District (CBD)
     "We are going to look at the possibility of expanding our town, if we are allowed we will level some of the mountains behind the town, our major thrust will be infrastructure development, we are also going to look at the possibility of increasing the number of clinics," said Gwinji.
    Nicolas Gara who was the chairperson of the caretaker commission at Shurugwi town council said that the councilors should shun corruption and work towards fulfilling their election promises.
    Janet Mukokanduku is going to chair the finance committee; health and housing is chaired by Willard Zhuwaki; environment management is chaired by Freddy Ncube; the Audit committee is chaired by Thomas Matemera and the human resources committee is chaired by Pricilla Mushonga.

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