Masvingo City Council plans to buy top-of-the-range vehicles for senior officials as part of their conditions of service.
According to the latest minutes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, at least seven senior officials do not have service cars.
Masvingo Town Clerk, Engineer Edward Mukaratirwa, recommended the purchase of the vehicles for the senior officials in a phased approach. The minutes read in part:
Consideration was given to the report of the town clerk on the request to purchase conditions of service vehicles for senior managers.
It was reported that as part of their conditions of service, senior managers were supposed to be provided with vehicles for use on council business and for private use.
The following officials do not have conditions of service vehicles at the moment-chief environmental health officer, chamber secretary, finance director, director of engineering services, administration manager, deputy director of engineering services and senior health officer.
The council minutes further reveal that the vehicles will be bought in phases, starting with the chief environmental health officer, chamber secretary and deputy director of engineering services.
The second phase will cater for the finance director, director of engineering services, administration manager and senior health officer.
The matter was, however, referred to a council caucus meeting for deliberations.