Marondera Town councillors recently resolved that their long serving colleague Dominic Matangira be conferred with the aldermanship status as a way of honouring his contributions to the local authority.
Matangira has been a councillor for Cherima High Density Suburb (MDC-A) since 2008 and is currently waiting for government approval for him to be accorded with the prestigious title.
Below are the major six crucial points for one to become an alderman.
- The person would have served in council for more than two years or 10 years
- The person would have served the local authority with exception and a traceable record for positive contributions to be also considered.
- Council sits and recommend conferment of alderman status to minister
- The town clerk then officially writes to government (Local Governance minister) informing on the decision for the conferment.
- The responsible minister then approves or rejects the recommendations
- If approved, status is conferred and a brief ceremony is held
NB: It’s not automatic that after serving for more than ten years one becomes an alderman. The person ought to have served exceptionally well in his capacity as a councillor.