Being a local authority, the organization operations are based on a set of governing statutory rules known, which one is required to follow whenever making a decision. These statutory rules known which one is required to follow whenever making a decision. These statutes include Labor Relations Act [Chapter 28:01], Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15], Urban development Corporation Act [Chapter 29:16], Water Act [Chapter 20:22], Regional, Town and Country Planning Act [Chapter 29:12], Public Health Act [Chapter 15:09], Municipal Traffic Laws Enforcement Act [Chapter 29:10] and Shop Licences Act [Chapter 14:17].
The city of Mutare is located right on the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Mutare is Zimbabwe's closest city to the sea making it the most strategic location for transport costs sensitive import and export oriented enterprises. For this reason in particular, Mutare has been considered as Zimbabwe's gateway to the Indian Ocean.