Vungu Rural District Council

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Vungu Rural District Council is a rural local authority established in terms of subsection (1) of Section 8 of the Rural District Councils Act [Chapter 29:13, 1996] through the Presidential Proclamation 15 of 1993 published as Statutory Instrument 99 of 1993 as amended by Proclamation 26 of 1993 published as Statutory Instrument 195 of 1993. The Presidential Proclamation also abolished the Manyame Local Government District Council; the Vungu and Upper Ngezi Rural Council area; and the Gweru-Shurugwi Rural Council area. The council area covers Chiwundura Communal lands, Lower Gweru Communal Lands and the large scale commercial farming and A2 and A1 farming areas around Gweru town. The area covers two House of Assembly constituencies, namely, Vungu Constituency (Wards 1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,15,17 and 19) and most of Chiwundura Constituency (Wards 9,10,11,12,13,14,16 and 18).

We have a total road network of 1,900km which comprise of primary, secondary and tertiary access and feeder roads. The District has over 80 Business Centres, 8 Rural Service Centres and 1 growth point. The District is engaged in mining, agriculture, and wildlife as major economic activities. Vungu RDC has 19 elected councillors. Fourteen of these are male while five are female. Council has eight committees, namely, Finance Committee, Human Resources Committee, Environment Committee, Audit Committee, Roads Committee, Planning Committee, Social Services Committee and the Insukamini Area Committee.