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NORTON TOWN COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Norton is a town located 40 kilometres south of Zimbabwe’s capital city Harare. The last census (2012) put the population at 55 000 people. However due to the rapid rural to urban migration, the population is now estimated at well over 100 000.

Norton has three dams which run through it making   fisheries the main source of employment in the informal sector. Recently gold deposits have been discovered but mining is still at a very low scale and miners are not yet well equipped to put the mine to its maximum exploitation.

Most industries in Norton have closed due to the economic hardships which were faced by the Country. Most of Norton’s residents work in Harare and they commute to and from Harare every day.

1.0       CORPORATE VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

 

1.1       Vision

A clean, safe, healthy  and prosperous Municipality by 2025.

1.2       Mission Statement

To provide sustainable development and quality  services to our clients at economic costs in partnership with all stakeholders.

 

1.3       Motto

Pro Bono Public

For the Good of the People

 

1.4       Corporate Value

As a Council which exists for the good of the public/people we uphold the following values as our guiding principles:-

-        Accountability

-        Commitment

-        Competence

-        Fairness

-        Integrity

-        Respect for individuals irrespective of their social status

-        Transparency

 

 

 

2.0       CORPORATE STRUCTURE (Council and its Committees)

2.1        Norton Town Council was established in May 1994 through proclamation no. 2 of 1994 published in Statutory Instrument 75 of 1994. Before that proclamation, Norton was part of Norton Selous Rural Council.         

2.2        Norton Town Council has thirteen wards Councillors each Councillor representing one ward. Councillors are elected in their respective wards. The term of office of Councillors is five years after which elections are held.

The Councillors make up the Council and are the policy-makers (the equivalent of board members) and may be referred to as the political wing of Council. Councillors are appointed to serve as members of standing Committees. The Council operates with the following standing committees.

                                                                                 Chairpersons

·       Finance and Development Committee                       -  M Chiutsi

·       Engineering Committee                                             - S Nerutanga

·       Housing and Community Services Committee             - M Munyeveri

·       Health Environmental Management Committee                   - J C Muchatuta

·       Audit Committee                                                      - E V Takawira

·       Human Resources  Committee                                  - Y Tapera

 

·       Each of the above committees reports to Council.

 

                     ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE

           The Council has got the following five operational departments:-

 

-        Central Administration – Headed by the Town Secretary

-        Treasury                     - Headed by Director of Finance

-        Housing  and Community services - Headed by Director of Housing

-        Engineering       - headed by Town Engineer

-        Health                - headed by Medical Officer of Health

 

3.0       ECONOMIC & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

i)            Annual Budget Estimates - $6 976 313

ii)          Budget performance for the past 3 years : 36%, 43% and 53%

iii)          Main Economic activities

-        Fisheries

-        SMEs

 

iv)          Available  land  for Housing, Commercial, Institutional, industrial Development

-        Residential Stands

-        17 stands available in Damofalls with an average stand size of 2000sqm.

-        Mechanisation: 1 dozer, 1 Tipper, 1 frontend loader, grader, 1 JCB, refuse compactor, 2 tractors.

 

-        Commercial stands

Stand number

Stand size

Location

 

22504

 

4 000 sqm

Ngoni Norton East Extension

 

-        Institutional Stands

Stand number

Stand size

Location

Use

21986

 

2 019 m2

Culfa

Crèche

22471

6 000 m2

Ngoni North East Extension

Church

22506

3 570 m2

Ngoni North East Extension

Crèche



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