Gweru residents efforts to end water crisis

By Clive Makumbe MEMBERS of the Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association (GRRA) in Ward 9 have played a leading role in ensuring that people in their area have access to clean drinking water.  Mkoba Village 1 has one functional borehole, which supplies over 10,000 residents. For many years, residents have been fetching water from the […]

Devolution funds bring hope to Chipinge residents

THOMAS MADHUKU THE disbursement of devolution funds has brought hope in Chipinge in Manicaland province which has been laggin behind in development.  Chipinge Rural District Council (RDC), among many other projects, bought desks and chairs for 30 schools in the district from the disbursement of the funds. In 2019, Chipinge RDC received ZW$40 860 000, which […]

Gweru dumpsite a health risk

By Clive Makumbe GWERU residents have urged the city council to this year prioritise the provision of sufficient clean water and the relocation of the dumpsite from Woodlands. Residents at a meeting held at YWCA in Mkoba, end of last year, organised by the Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association (GRRA), said the Woodlands dumpsite posed […]

Concern over mushrooming illegal settlements in Kwekwe

Locadia Mavhudzi KWEKWE City Council has raised a red flag over the mushrooming of illegal settlements in some parts of the town which it says is disrupting service delivery. Artisanal miners from nearby places like Silobela and Zhombe, who are flocking into Kwekwe in search of gold, are erecting illegal structures around the city. They […]

Push for implementation of devolution intensifies

By Fortunate Muzarabani BULAWAYO residents have been urged to familiarise themselves with devolution powers as enshrined in the Constitution and to attend public meetings to ensure improved public service delivery.  The call came from the Bulawayo Residents Association chairperson, Winos Dube, during a Regional Residents summit held end of last year. “Good governance can be […]

Involve PPPs in agricultural training

By Nesia Mhaka AGRICULTURAL colleges should partner private companies to ensure they are well-resourced in order to improve the quality of education, particularly farming methods and produce.  Global climate change and water shortages are the major challenges to agricultural sustainability.  This can be addressed through multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional efforts through the use of cutting-edge technologies […]

Kadoma residents not happy with quality of service delivery

By Thomas Madhuku UNCOLLECTED refuse piling on street corners, flowing raw sewerage in suburbs and flooding on most streets due to poor drainage is angering Kadoma residents, who have accused their municipality of prioritising less important projects at the expense of service delivery. Kadoma Progressive Residents Association (KAPRA), secretary-general, George Goliati, said the Kadoma Town […]

Bulawayo not conducting routine water quality tests

By Fortune Muzarabani BULAWAYO City Council has been failing to conduct water quality tests due to water shortages in the city, at a time when the city was hit by severe diarrhoea outbreaks which claimed several lives last year.  The council introduced a 144-hour weekly water-shedding programme end of last year as the city battled […]

Hwange embarks on major road rehabilitation works

By Thandeka Matebesi HWANGE Local Board (HLB) has embarked on a road maintenance and rehabilitation project from funds allocated to it by the Zimbabwe National Roads and Administration (Zinara). The project included patching potholes, clearing of storm drainages and culverts. HLB public relations manager, Dumisani Nsingo, said the exercise was part of their routine road […]