Vungu Rural District Council is a rural local authority established in terms of subsection (1) of Section 8 of the Rural District Councils Act [Chapter 29:13, 1996] through the Presidential Proclamation 15 of 1993 published as Statutory Instrument 99 of 1993 as amended by Proclamation 26 of 1993 published as Statutory Instrument 195 of 1993. The Presidential Proclamation also abolished the Manyame Local Government District Council; the Vungu and Upper Ngezi Rural Council area; and the Gweru-Shurugwi Rural Council area. The council area covers Chiwundura Communal lands, Lower Gweru Communal Lands and the large scale commercial farming and A2 and A1 farming areas around Gweru town. The area covers two House of Assembly constituencies, namely, Vungu Constituency (Wards 1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,15,17 and 19) and most of Chiwundura Constituency (Wards 9,10,11,12,13,14,16 and 18).
We have a total road network of 1,900km which comprise of primary, secondary and tertiary access and feeder roads. The District has over 80 Business Centres, 8 Rural Service Centres and 1 growth point. The District is engaged in mining, agriculture, and wildlife as major economic activities. Vungu RDC has 19 elected councillors. Fourteen of these are male while five are female. Council has eight committees, namely, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee, Environment Committee, Audit Committee, Roads Committee, Planning Committee, Social Services Committee and the Insukamini Area Committee.
Know Your Council
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Mr. A Magura
Human Resources, Social Services
& Adminstration Officer Miss L.T Maheru
- Executive Officer Planning [Roads, Works and Planning Department] Mr. G Munyanyi
Council is mandated to provide social services (health and education), infrastructure development, provision of all-weather trafficable roads, and maintenance of existing roads, environmental management, spatial planning and development control within its area of jurisdiction.
Ease of Doing Business : REFORMS
In order to be better able to serve its clients better council recently embarked on a number of reforms. The reforms are aimed at creating a less frustrating business and administrative environment in order to ease the way council operates. The ultimate aim is to make our clients happy by being more responsive to their needs.
Council has introduced a number of payment for methods to make it easier for clients to pay their rates and other charges. The payment methods in use include:
- (i) Cash
- (ii) Ecocash (Biller code 73127)
- (iii) Point of sale (Swiping)
- (iv) RTGs
- (v) Bank transfers
* Whichever payment method you use please ensure that you get a receipt
Stand Applications and Development Control
- Council resolved to delegate the power to allocate stands to applicants on the waiting list to management.
- Council resolved to waiver the requirement that applicants for stands should obtain a recommendation letter from the councillor.
- Management meets every Monday and...
Stand Application Process
- Applicant pays a non-refundable application fee of $20.00 (twenty dollars).
- Applicant is issued with stand application form on which s/he fills in the required details.
- (iii) The completed application form is submitted to the Social Services office together with photo copies of identity cards of the......
OUR PROMISE TO CLIENTS
- Understand their needs
- To consult and involve them in our planning
- Respond to their needs in timely manner
- Provide the highest level of service
- Treat them with respect
OVERALL FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL
- Spatial planning
- Provision of affordable Social Services
- Environmental Management
- Roads, Works and Planning Committee
- Provision of roads infrastructure
- To conceive and coordinate rural development programmes for the amelioration of rural livelihoods.