By Nkosana Dlamini
Victoria Falls has installed 27-year-old Prince Thuso Moyo as city mayor following an election held in the resort town on Monday.
Moyo, who is ward 7 councillor, will be deputised by ward 3 councillor Lungile Nyoni.
The two were elected unopposed as the city’s first residents.
Speaking soon after his election, Moyo said the restoration of smooth water supplies to rate payers of a city ironically known worldwide for its water spectacle was top of his new council’s priorities.
“We have a challenge of water in this town and there is an over US$4 million water sanitation and hygiene (Wash) project phase one under implementation, we want this project to be completed soonest,” he said.
“We hope the project will be completed before the end of the year to provide adequate water to the citizens. This is our immediate task.”
Moyo joins 25-year-old Masvingo mayor Shantel Chiwara among the youngest to take up arguably the country’s most demanding job in civic leadership.
Victoria Falls has 14 councillors who were elected in the August 23 harmonised elections.
Of these, 11 were elected directly from the poll while three are beneficiaries of the women’s proportional representation quota.
All except one Zanu PF proportional representation, are CCC councillors. TWITTER: @zimstar_news