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GWERU City Council’s wage bill stands at $888,000 – about 72 percent of its monthly income, NewZimbabwe.com has learnt.

The cash-strapped local authority has been struggling to meet its salary obligations as income declines in a challenging economy.

Workers were only paid their November 2014 salaries in February this year.

According to acting mayor, Moses Marecha, top management at the municipality were taking up $38,000, middle management, $350,000 and the rest of the workers $500,000 in salaries.

Late last year, finance committee chairperson, Albert Chirau, said council’s revenue inflows stood at $1,1 million.

There are also plans to cut working hours to two weeks per month as the local authority tries to get on top of its financial problems.

The council’s revenue base has taken a massive hit as both residents and corporate organisations struggle to pay for service delivery in an increasingly worsening economic environment.

Source : New Zimbabwe