At a time when some local authorities are failing to pay their employees Zvimba Rural District Council (RDC) says that it is up to date with salary payments and statutory obligations.

This came out during the Zvimba RDC stakeholders feedback meeting held in Chinhoyi.

Speaking during a stakeholders feedback meeting, Zvimba RDC chief executive officer, Mr Peter Hlohla said the  local authority managed to fulfill part of its obligations to employees and statutory bodies through the adoption and implementation of the results based management tool.

He said council managed to improve revenue inflows by adopting flexible payment terms for funds due to the local authority from rate payers, the use of media advertisements to educate stakeholders on  their obligations, and the use of the one on one approach with rate payers.

An official from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mr Austin Ndlovu said as a stakeholder, he is glad the local authority is making use of the results based management tool, which has made it achieve its goals.

Chief Beperere, from Zvimba district hailed the local authority for a job well done in making efforts to engage its stakeholders periodically, adding councillors and council management should leave a legacy of good corporate governance at their institutions.

During the feedback meeting, stakeholders were updated on developments that have been taking place in Zvimba between 2016 and this year.

The developments were in terms of infrastructure such as roads, bridges, provision of water augmentation systems, and social services such as schools and clinics.

The stakeholders were also briefed on the acquisition of capital equipment for projects.

Some of the projects and equipment were recently commissioned by Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage Minister, Cde Abednigo Ncube.