Ruwa residents demonstrate over poor service delivery
HUNDREDS of Ruwa residents yesterday stormed council offices in protest against poor service delivery and alleged abuse of funds by top council officials.
Secretary for the Ruwa Residents’ Association Lawrence Sedze told NewsDay that the residents wanted clarity on how council used a $3,5 million loan received from government for rehabilitation of water infrastructure.
“We want the board to account for the money and all we demand is water and service delivery,” Sedze said.
The residents petitioned the local board to urgently address their grievances.
The petition read: “Ruwa received a grant of $3,5 million from government in April 2011 towards the construction of a water pipeline after council failed to bring water to residents since time immemorial.