The local authority scooped the second runner up award in the 2017 overall performance for urban local authorities award. The Eastern Border City was voted the second runner up again for 2017 service delivery and urban local authorities award, with the Local Governance for Urban Local Authorities sealing the awards cap.
Mutare City is rising from ashes of poor service delivery and the process that has been adopted by management to fill all critical positions has already started to pay dividends. The ZNCC Manicaland Awards comes barely a month after the local authority came third during the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair 2018.
With the recruitment of senior personnel almost complete, that will catapult the state of service delivery and ensure that the local authority reverts to its yester- year glory of advancing sound and effective service delivery.
For a local authority which is coming out of the woods the ZNCC awards is an indication that Mutare City Council is moving in the right direction in restoring rate payers' confidence which had been eroded by poor service delivery, noted Mutare City Public Relations Officer Mr Mutiwi.
adding that there is renewed sense of work ethics among employees, and that has already jump started service delivery provision.
"We are a rising City and we have already sent warning shots of our presence and going forward, the City is destined for greater change, in terms of service delivery development trajectory," said Mr Mutiwi.