Mash West Correspondent
The Municipality of Kariba will this year be working towards enhancing service provision in line with Government’s Transitional Stabilisation Programme. The move will also see council complementing Government’s Vision 2030 aimed at creating a middle income economy for Zimbabweans.
In an interview recently, Kariba town clerk Mr Richard Kamhoti said council valued all stakeholders who they will continue to consult.
“The municipality remains focused on its vision of being the number one tourist destination of choice embedded in a thriving community,” he said.
“It is only by providing competitive municipal service to all stakeholders and visitors alike that the council makes huge strides to attain its vision.”
Government in October last year introduced the TSP in a bid to set the economy on a recovery path after years of stagnation.
The programme, which runs from October 2018 to December 2020, also seeks to operationalise Vision 2030 which will see Zimbabwe becoming a middle income country with a per capita income of US$3 500.
The TSP also acknowledges policy reform initiatives of the new dispensation to stimulate domestic production, exports, rebuilding and transforming the economy to an upper middle income status by 2030.
The short-term programme will be superseded by two five-year development strategies, with the first one running from 2021-2025, and the second covering 2026-2030.
The Kariba Municipality recently held its strategic meeting where various stakeholders participated to come up with a comprehensive growth of the resort town.
Kariba Town boasts a variety of economic sectors including being a border town, resident in a game park, hosting the biggest water body in Zimbabwe and constant electricity supplies.