CHRA opposes Mayor Manyenyeni’s proposal

The Combined Harare Residents Association (CHRA) strongly disagrees with the proposal by the President of Urban Councils Association of Zimbabwe (UCAZ) and Mayor of Harare, Councilor Bernard Manyenyeni to hand over water bills collection to the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA). In as much as we appreciate the fact that residents should pay for services […]

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 […]

Residents outside Chitungwiza Municipality

Residents position on the suspension of Chitungwiza Mayor and Councillors

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday suspended all the 25 councillors of Chitungwiza Municipality including the Mayor, Phillip Mutoti. The councillors were suspended on allegations of contravening section 114 of the Urban Councils Act and are charged of gross incompetence, gross misconduct and willful violation of the law […]

Face of Saviour Kasukuwere

Breaking news: Minister Kasukuwere suspends Chitungwiza councillors

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Saviour Kasukuwere today suspended all the 25 councillors of Chitungwiza Municipality. The councillors have been suspended on allegations of corruption, abuse of office and dereliction of duty among other various offences. The Minister used the Local Government Laws Amendment Act to suspend the said councillors. […]

Demolished house in Seke Unit C

Land ownership should be for all not a connected minority

The Chitungwiza Residents Trust (Chitrest) appreciates the rationale behind the setting up of a committee to investigate shady land deals in all major urban areas to deal with the chaos that has been created by some corrupt and politically connected land barons. Chitrest has always maintained its held position that urban land allocation is being […]

Man poses for a picture with Musanhi Primary School pupil

Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust to complete Musanhi ECD block

Interventions by the Zimbabwe Young Womens Network for Peace building (ZYWNP)  have seen the Mutoko Community Share Ownership Trust committing to disburse two thousand dollars (US$2000.00) towards the roofing of Early Childhood Development (ECD) at Musanhi Primary School. ZYWNP is one of five Community Based Organisations that came together, under the auspices of the Access […]