Urban Planning director fired
26 May 2016
Chitungwiza Director of Urban Planning, Conrad Muchesa, has reportedlyÂ been fired by Chitungwiza Municipality.
Town planner Muchesaâ€™s Grade 15 position became redundant in 2014 after the post was abolished on the organogram in 2014.
Muchesaâ€™s stay in office had prejudiced the municipality of thousands of dollars which led to public outcry. Muchesaâ€™s net salaries and allowances have accrued to more than $100 000.
Chitungwiza Town Clerk George Makunde refused to confirm the development.
â€˜â€˜The issue is not yet a subject for discussion, this is a still work in progress, I cannot officially confirm anything as yet,â€™â€™ he said.
According to the minutes of a general purpose committee special meeting held on June 23, 2014: â€œMakunde engaged the director of Urban Planning Services to part ways with Council since the post no longer existed on the 2013 Organogram and report to Council.â€
Muchesa could not be reached for comment at the time of going to print.
Head Human Resources Manager Mary Mukonyora was found to be too inexperienced to hold the position by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing in 2014. The order to downgrade her position has yet to be fulfilled.