Marondera Municipality owns a number of projects meant to improve its revenue collection with some of them faltering due to alleged mismanagement.
The local authority has lucrative projects or works that have become ‘white elephants’ due to money shortages.
Open Council Marondera researched on some of the council’s projects and other peculiar facts residents need to know.
Did You Know?
1.That Marondera is one of the few towns in the country to have a BioNutrient Removal (BNR) plant at Farma-A-Rama that was meant to recycle water for use in the industrial area. The BNR project was funded under the Public Sector Investment Program (PSIP) but due to harsh economic conditions, the project faltered. Recently, council was mulling to lease the BNR sewer ponds to an individual who wants to do fish farming.
2.Council had six qualified engineers at one go. To date , council is operating with two engineers while others are technicians responsible for water and sewer.
- That the land (open space) opposite government complex is earmarked for the construction of a Town House.
4.The greater Marondera Town Master Plan stretches up to Benard Mizeki College (BMC).
- That council has a farm in Elmswood where it keeps cattle and goats. At one point the farm had a total of 320 cattle.
6.The current town market popularly known as Durawall is earmarked for a state of the art business complex. The Durawall is a temporal market that could be destroyed anytime from now.
7.There is a gravesite near Grace Road and Churchill in Winston Park. Residents do know of Paradise Park and Meki Cemeteries and another one behind Rudhaka Stadium.
8.The highest point above sea level in Zimbabwe is at the Marondera Railway Station.