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About Gutu the District

Gutu is the third largest district in Masvingo Province, southern Zimbabwe, after Chiredzi and Mwenezi. It is the northernmost district in the province. The name "Gutu" is historically reported to have emerged from "Chinomukutu wemiseve" – meaning, "the one with a load of arrows". This is according to oral historical folklore of the "Gumbo" clan who are said to have taken over the area from the "Shiri" clan through killing them by poisoning the fruit trees in the "Gona" area. Mupandawana is the largest district service centre. It was designated as a "growth point" during the early years of independent Zimbabwe together with such places as Gokwe in the Midlands Province and Juru in Mashonaland East province. Mpandawana gained town status in April 2014.

It was home to the late Oliver Munyaradzi, Simon Muzenda, former vice president of Zimbabwe as well as Vitalis Zvinavashe, a Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and politician. Dr Costa Maonei, former District Medical Officer, comes from the southern tip of the District. The late Air Vice Marshal Josiah Tungamirai was also a native of Gutu. Gutu Mission Hospital found in the district, is one of a number of centers for HIV/AIDS treatment in the province.[2] The population is mostly the Karanga, a Shona sub-tribe. It is one of a few districts in the province where the standard of living is above average. Gutu Rural District Council is in charge of the day-to-day running of the district.

Climatically, the area falls under Natural Region III. Natural Regions (NRs) in Zimbabwe's context are areas delineated on the basis of soil type, rainfall and other climatic factors.[3] It is one of a few districts in the country that suffers from over-population. Its population density of 22.08 per square kilometer is among the highest in the country.[4] Gutu district center had a population of 10-12000 in 1989. Like other districts in the country, medical facilities in the district suffer from shortage of manpower.[5]

Mpandawana Growth Point, a famous business center in Zimbabwe, is found in the district.

Our Departments and its Roles

Road, Works & Planning Department

Engineer Blessing Mutuswa

 Email address blessingmtuswa@guturdc.org

Vision

An efficient department in provision of service delivery facilities by the year 2030.

Mission

To provide sound land use planning and infrastructural development services in the Council area.

 Roles of the Department

  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Development control
  • Land use planning
  • Infrastructural development and maintenance
  • Provision and maintenance of potable water and sanitation facilities.
  • Provision and maintenance of solid waste disposal systems
  • Maintenance of road equipment
  • Provision of serviced of serviced stands
  • Departmental budgeting and budgetary control.

Housing and Community Service Department

Executive Officer Mr. Thomas Meya

Vision

Best in the provision of social services   by 2030.

Mission

To provide education, health and other social services for the community.

Terms of References

 

-Housing and Building Act [Chapter 22;07]
-Housing Standards Control Act [Chapter 29:08],
-Municipal Traffic Laws Enforcement Act [Chapter 29:10]
-Rural District Councils Act [Chapter 29:13]
-Education Act [Chapter 25:04]
-HIV and AIDS Policy (2018)
-Civil Protection Act [Chapter 10:06]

Roles of the department

 

  • Initiate, facilitate and manage the provision of Health, Education, welfare and recreational Serves
  • Care for orphans and vulnerable groups
  • Coordination and monitoring of NGOs, FBOs trustees and other social groups operating in the district.
  • Solid waste management
  • Provision of markets 

 

                        Operational clinics

 

Deure
Magombedze chivave
Tirizi
Zinatha
Munyikwa
Chepiri
Mataruse
Mazuru
Magombedze Chitsa
Nyzvidzi
Dambara
Denhere
Cheshuro
Chiwore
 
Under construction
 
Mushayavanhu
Mupasimba
Nyamandi
Chitsa
Makumbe
Zoma
Chimedza
Makwirivindi
 
Schools
 
Primary 123 registered
Secondary 69 registered
Schools receipt books are done by council and council also helps schools with construction materials and other accessories like benches, desks and chairs…
 
Duties 

 

Health Delivery

 Gutu district council has  clinics to cater for the needs of the citizens of the respective wards ensuring that health services accessible at affordable prices to residents. The organization’s medical centers have HIV/AIDS Voluntary Counselling and testing centers.
 
 Covid 19: Sanitization of flea markets and market stall and terminus sheds every Sunday.

 

Conducting workshops and awareness campaigns on covid 19 prevention with other implementing and enforcement government ministries
 
Refuse Collection
 
-Is responsible for garbage collection in the terminus and in locations as well. The organization has its dump site along Zinwa water plant road being the main dumpsite. Refuse collection is a priority in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Management Agency (E.M.A). Furthermore, to complement refuse collection, it is also the organizations responsibility to make sure that the city streets are clean.
-The department is also responsible for cleaning public toilets and sweeping bus terminus on a daily basis
 
Street lighting and road maintenance
 
The Housing and Community service section or department employees also have the requirements to maintain the street lights and tower lights
 
 
Bus Entry Fees Collection
 
 
The department collects levies from bus operators who uses the council bus terminus on a daily  basis.
 
Housing
 
 
It offers housing services to residents through the allocation of stands and finished houses and overnight accommodation
 
Income Generating Projects

 

Council is currently running a beerhall which is registered under private company namely Hwiru Private Limited.

 
 
 

Human Resource and Administration Department

Acting HRDO Mrs Liliosa Kurauone

Email address liliosakurauone@guturdc.org

 

Vision:

A centre for proper human resources management, and good cooperate governance by 2030.

Mission

To provide secretarial services, human capital management and efficient administration

Terms of Reference

-Rural District Councils Act [Chapter 29:13]
-Labour Act [Chapter 28:01]
-Code of Conduct
 
SPECIFIC ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
-Secretarial service
-Managing  Human Resources
-Asset management
- Processing land and property rental leases
-Handling Legal Issues
 
Organogram
 

Roles of the Department

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Capacity building
  • Training and development
  • Payroll management
  • Performance management
  • Disciplinary and greviance handling
  • Secretarial services
  • Asset Management
  • Budgeting and Budgetary control
  • Procurement facilitation
  • Legal issues handling
  • Lease Processing

Finance Department

Treasurer Tivonge Shumba

Email address : tivongeshumba@guturdc.org

 

Vision

Excellency in mobilization and effective use of financial resources by 2030.

Mission

 To provide accurate and reliable financial information for proper decision making

Roles of the Department

  • Revenue collection
  • Budgeting and budgetary control
  • Producing financial statements
  • Development and implementation of financial internal control systems
  • Disbursements of funds

Audit Department

Internal Auditor Mr Tungamirai Ngwebu

Email address ngwebut@guturdc.org

 

Vision

To become the pillar of the Council in sound Corporate governance

 

Mission

To add value in the operations of the Council through effective monitoring of internal control systems

TERMS OF REFERENCE

—Rural District Councils Act (Chapter 29:13)
—Shop Licences Act (Chapter 14:17)
—Housing and Building Act (Chapter 22:07)
—Regional Town and Country Planning Act (Chapter 29:12)
—Communal Land Act (Chapter 20:04)
—Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act
—Public Financial Management Act (Chapter 22:19)
 
 

Roles of the Department

 

  • Executing an approved audit plan
  • Implementation of the audit committee budget.
  • Auditing operations of council strategic business units with more emphasis on high risk areas.
  • To produce quality reports to management for consideration by audit committee and adoption by council.
  • Coordinating external audit conduct

Audit Committee

 

§The Internal Auditor reports functionally to the Audit Committee and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer
§The Audit Committee is made up of five elected Councillors
§Amongst the five, there is an Audit Committee Chairperson, the Vice Committee Chairperson and three members (elected councillors)
§The Audit Committee meets at least once per quarter to discuss Internal Audit Reports prepared by the Internal Auditor.
§Audit committee recommendations will be the presented to the Full Council by the Audit Committee Chairperson

 

Agriculture & Natural Resources Department

Mr Proud Mazambara

Email Address mazambara@guturdc.org

Vision

Excellence in the conservation of natural resources and their conversion into wealth by 2030.

Mission

To promote the sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources in the District.

Terms of Reference for Agriculture and Environment Committee

-Environmental Management Act Chapter 20:27
-Rural District Councils Act Chapter 29:40
-Mines and Minerals Act Chapter 21:05
-Forest Act Chapter 19:05
-Parks and Wildlife Management Act 20:14
-Stock Trespass Act Chapter 19:04
-Public Health Act Chapter 15:09
-Communal Land Act
-Traditional Leaders Act
-Council by-laws SI 144/2018

Roles of the Department

  • Formulating and implementing conservation and livestock by-laws;
  • Establishing ward based environmental sub-committees;
  • Facilitating collecting of revenue from clients exploiting natural resources eg land, mining, firewood, hunting;
  • Departmental Budgeting and budgetary control;
  • Promoting agricultural development in the District;
  • Coordinating livestock sales.

ORDERS OF DELEGATION

The committee shall delegate to deal with the following

-Helping to reduce environmental degradation
-Promoting ecological sustainable development
-Strengthening indigenous, donors, NGOs and government departments concerned with environmental protection
-Encouraging sharing of experience with other councils
-Empowering communities to combat hunger, poverty, gullies, tree cutting and overgrazing. Making them contribute in the process of improving their standard of living
-Monitoring gully reclamation, projects plantation programs and grazing schemes
-Monitoring financial statements for the department in connection to all capital projects and income and expenditure

PROJECTS OFFICER

Ms Eucaria Mbinda

Email Address cully@guturdc.org

COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

Cllr. Nicolus Zambara

The Chief Executive Officer

Mr Alexander Mutembwa

Email: mutembwaalexander@guturdc.org

Phone: 0392302656

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Postal Address

Gutu Rural District Council

P Bag 908 

Gutu

Telephone

0392302656

Email Address

 info@guturdc.org

Physical Address

Stand Number 444

Gutu Mpandawana

P A to the Chief Executive Officer

 Mrs. Adwina Mshanjirwa

Online Contact Form

LIST OF COUNCILLORS

WARDNAMESURNAMECONTACTS
1MUDZIWAPASIDAVID0773478196
2ZAMBARANICOLAS0778959184
3MAGOTAKAWIRA0774061233
4TARWIREIPHILLIP0773207491
5NHAMOINESUMARTIN0773502945
6MADHAIWENCESLAUS0773578172
7KAGUTICHARWA0775583710
8HUTELAZAROUS0771240349
9NYADENGAMEDICINE0773366437
10MUDONHIJAINOS0783044217
11MURIDHINIANDREW0771020138
12CHITSAFRANCIS0773659611
13SHUROEDWARD0771274494
14CHINAMESTEPHEN0714206445
15CHOMUNORWAJANE0713699726
16MUNGANASAPEMBEREAI0716097554
17JONGWEMARTIN0779479141
18TADERERA MAUGUST0714688836
19MUZINDICLEPHAS0773880444
20MAPFUMO JLAWRENCE0714876109
21MUTIZWAJEVAS0774152445
22NTANDAVANIELIZABETH0775151355
23MANNIECHARLES0775543647
24RASHAI  TMATHIAS0738364222
25CHITAPAZACASSIANO0775725093
26MAZHANDUALOIS0785221222
27TANGEMHARIJEFREY0774366348
28NHEMA JDIBA0773288828
29MHURUAXCILIA0772494707
30MBIZVORUSHAMBWE0777810543
31GWIRAMIRADEVISON0775365604
32BOTEBAUREN0773910628
33CHIMWANGOBERNARD0772975745
34MATINDIKEWICKLIFE0773012584
35RAVASINGADEFUNGAI0773551272
36MUSARIRIARKINOS0783941616
37MAPEPAGABRIEL0773125736
38CHEZHIRATAKAWIRA0773795649
39MADZADZURENDINATSE0771922198
40SOBASIMION0775397452
41NZEMBEKAITON0774857479
 ELECTED COUNCILLORSTOWNBOARD 
 SAMATANGASUSAN0773516997
    
 BRIGHTONKOKE0772285516

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

NAMESURNAMECOMMITTEE
FRANCISCHITSAFINANCE
MAPEPAGABRIELTOWN BOARD
MARTIN ATADERERAHRD
LAWRANCEMAPFUMOA&N
MARTINNHAMOINESUAUDIT
JONHSON DNHEMACOMMUNITY SERVICES 
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