Case of suspended Chitungwiza town councillors must be heard urgently

Chitungwiza town councillors have gone for sixty-three days without being brought before an independent tribunal. The twenty five councillors including the mayor and his deputy were suspended by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing on 27 April 2017. The affairs of the municipality have been running through a three-member caretaker council […]

Charamba wrong on AIPPA!

Remarks attributed to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information George Charamba on the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA are very misleading and cannot go unchallenged. Charamba is quoted in the state-run daily, The Herald of 26 June 2017, reportedly dismissing the basis of civil society’s calls for the long overdue […]

Where are the farmers’ taxes?

In its continued quest to make public authorities more accountable and transparent, the  Zimbabwe Young Women’s Network for Peacebuilding (ZYWNP) will follow up on the status of A1 and A2 unit taxes in the development of the district. In 2015, the Zimbabwean government introduced annual land and unit taxes for both communal and commercial farmers in […]

Chitungwiza residents meet municipality commission

Chitungwiza residents yesterday met the municipality’s commission in the Council chambers. This was after the Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) requested to meet the commission currently administering the affairs of the town after the suspension from office of the Mayor and councillors on 27 April 2017 by the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National […]