By Sydney Gokomere
Zvishavane, September 16, 2016 – RUNDE Rural District Council in Zvishavane has proposed the building of a fuel station to enhance its revenue base.
In the plan is approved, it will become the first local authority to embark on such a project.
The rural council intends to have the service station to be constructed at Siboza business centre, 20 kilometres along the Zvishavane-Gweru road.
“The committee (finance) has noted that council can generate income for itself by building a filling station at Siboza,” reads part of minutes of a recent full council meeting.
According to the finance committee, council had to approach financial institutions that have shown interest in funding council projects to borrow money for the fuel station.
Councillors noted that the RDC was not benefitting much from mineral resources in the district (Zvishavane) and should therefore look into alternative sources of income to sustain its operations.
In a related matter, Runde RDC chief executive officer, Gorden Moyo said council had plans to develop 3 000 stands in the district.
Moyo said his council expects to develop 360 residential stands at Mabasa Growth Point and another 350 stands at Musipani rural service centre.
He said the housing scheme will also be taken to Vugwi and Matenda service centre.