About Murewa RDC
Murewa Rural District Council is a quasi-governmental institution located on the 86km peg on Harare Nyamapanda road in Mashonaland East Province. The Local Authority’s reason for existence is service delivery in the nation state’s statecraft business hence the need to fit its strategies with the Central Government’s strategy (ZIMASSET-2014 2018) in delivering social services, infrastructure development and food security. The district according to the 2012 census has a population of 93 367 males and 101 718 females bringing about a total of 195 085 people. It has 28 wards which are wholly communal and two wards which are Growth Points and it falls under region 2a and 2b with commercial farming areas, A1 farming areas, A2 farming areas and communal farmers.
The head-office is located at Murewa Growth Point while there is a sub office at Macheke Growth Point. The economy of the district is primarily agrarian with potential for mining especially black granite, gold and tantalite. The district boasts of a rich cultural heritage being home to the world acclaimed Jerusarema Mbende dance and various heritage sites. There is a dearth of skilled and qualified manpower and a well developed transport and communications network.
Murewa Rural District council consists of 30 Councillors who form the policy making body operating through the Committee system. There are seven main departments namely: Administration, Human Resources & Social Services, Engineering, Finance, Internal Audit, Gender, Environment & District Aids departments. All these departments are headed by the Chief Executive Officer.
Upholding of guiding principles, rules and ethics in the discharge of duty.
Optimum utilization of resources.
Openness to client and stakeholders.
Being responsible for one’s actions.
Honesty and diligence in execution of duties and zero tolerance to corruption.
Council, in pursuit of its strategic intent, shall derive its mandate from the following:
1. Constitution of Zimbabwe (Amendment 20 of 2013)
2. RDC Act (Chapter 29:13)
3. Burial and Cremation Act (Chapter 5:03)
4. Cemeteries Act (Chapter 5:04)
5. Housing and Building Act (Chapter 22:07)
6. Housing Standards Control Act (Chapter 29:08)
7. Local Authorities Employees (Pension Scheme) Act (Chapter 29:09)
8. Names (Alteration) Act (Chapter 10:14)
9. Provincial Councils and Administration Act (Chapter 29:11)
10. Public Finance Management Act (Chapter 22:19)
11. Public Health Act (Chapter 15:09)
12. Regional Town and Country Planning (Chapter 29:12)
13. Roads Act
14. Shop Licences Act (Chapter 14:17)
15. Traditional Beer Act (Chapter 14:24)
16. Traditional Leaders Act (Chapter 29:17)
17. Urban Councils Act (Chapter 29:15)
In line with the terms of reference, the Council’s overall functions are defined below.
1. Provision of social services.
2. Promoting economic growth and development in the district.
3. Promoting sustainable agriculture and environmental management and conservation practices in communities.
4. Infrastructure development and maintenance.
5. Human capital management and development.
6. Revenue mobilisation and generation.
7. Promotion of good corporate governance.
Council is made up of seven departments which are listed below. (Click on the particular link for more info regarding each department)
1. Administration Department.
2. Finance Department.
3. Engineering & Technical Services Department.
4. Internal Audit Department.
5. Human Resources & Social Services
6. Gender Department.
7. Environment & The District Aids Department.
Meet The Ladies & Gentlemen Whose Dedication & Skill Ensures The Smooth Service Delivery To The Community & Beyond